The most important element of any story is the Antagonistic Force. This is the force that keeps your protagonist from getting what they want. Below I have a list of the most common types of Antagonistic Forces, though by no means all of them. Man vs Man Man vs SelfMan vs SocietyMan vs TechnologyMan vs … Continue reading Antagonistic Forces; What They Are And How To Do Them
Excerpt from Addleberg Lang: When I started writing Magic Stones, there were five siblings; Jasper, Jasmine, Ruby, Topaz and Emerald. I finished writing the first book Reign of Chaos and was working on the second when I had a friend start acting as my editor. (Yeah, I was totally jumping the gun.) I cleaned up … Continue reading The End of Topaz
Something that really bugs me (If you haven’t caught on by now, there are a lot of things that irritate me) is when people use jargon while trying to explain things. (Jargon being special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.) So to … Continue reading Some Basic Writer’s Lingo
Now that you have ideas, you have to develop them? But why do I need to do that? I have an idea, I can write about now. Yeah, but no. I’m sorry, it’s not that simple. There’s a lot of stuff in writing that seems simple but really isn’t. One idea is not enough to … Continue reading Developing Your Ideas
Excerpt from Addleberg Lang: Age of War and Magic Stones are my first and most prominent series. Age of War contains the books, Alliance of Wolves, and middle book which I’m still working on naming, and Fall of Kings. Magic Stones contains Magic Stones and the Reign of Chaos, Magic Stones and the Draconian Locket, … Continue reading The Convoluted Creation of Age of War and Magic Stones
You now have an idea for a story and the motivation to work on it, but you have one problem: you don’t have time to work on it! How on earth can I fit writing into my already busy schedule? How can I balance writing with work? Never fear! The answer is here. You have … Continue reading Balancing Your Double Life
So, you want to be a writer. Writing reports for school just isn’t enough for you. You’d rather subject to yourself to the life-long, soul-wrenching agony of being a writer. Well, congratulations! Welcome to the dork side! But, you might be asking, how do I know I really am a writer? What do I have … Continue reading So You Want To Be A Writer?