For those of you who are regular readers, yesterday was probably a bit of a disappointment. But fear not; I didn't forget you. In fact, this was perfectly planned out. As you may or may not know, I participated in Nanowrimo this year. (For those of you totally out of the writing world loop, Nanowrimo … Continue reading An Overview of Madness – My Nanowrimo Experience
When I first saw this on Pinterest, I thought it was brilliant. I used a few of the tips and had great results. Then I used the first bit of advice: kill someone. Needless to say, some of my friends were horrified. The first time I did it, it ended up working. A character was … Continue reading Killing Off Characters; When You Should and Shouldn’t – Plotting, Part III
This is the second post in my series about plotting. Click here to read the first one, Mapping Out Your Journey. So, you have the big idea for your plot. You've written it out, you're ready to write. Right? Not quite, my friend. You need subplots. What? My main plot isn't enough to carry the … Continue reading The Other Threads – Plotting, Part II
On October 1st, 2019, A Writer's Rambling: Volume I - Addleberg Lang is going live on Amazon! Yay! I know, exciting right? I'm totally not freaking out over the looming, ever approaching, anxiety-inducing, deadline of terror. No, not at all. Not. One Bit. Anyways! If you want to support me in this psychotic endeavor (cause … Continue reading I’M PUBLISHING!!!
That, my friend, is an excellent question, and one I've asked myself many times. The simple answer is: however long it takes to tell your story. But what should I aim for? It all depends on what you’re writing and who your audience is. If you’re writing a children's story it should be around 10,00 … Continue reading How Long Should My Story Be?
Alrighty my people, it’s time to get to the good stuff. As amazing as your plot may be, your story will flat without compelling characters. There should be four posts in this series (Since I already did the Antagonist post.) but we’ll see what happens. In this post, I’m just going to cover the basics … Continue reading Let There Be Life