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
If you were planning on going on a month long vacation, would you leave without mapping out your route? Would you take a single step out of the house if you had no idea where you were going? No! So why is it people start writing novels without plotting? A novel is a multi-year commitment; … Continue reading Mapping Out Your Journey – Plotting, Part I
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!!!
This is the first chapter of a mystery-thriller series I've just started working on. The series focuses on Bartholomew 'Thorn' Briar who works as an agent for East Coast Eninone Assistance. (I'll explain more about the ECEA and Eninones in a later post. All you need to know is that 'Eninone' is my word for … Continue reading The Grisly Files of Bartholomew Briar
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?
Today, I was supposed to talk about plotting. But I'm not going to, because I'm an expert at making detailed plans and then abandoning them. You know what else I was supposed to be doing? Rewriting Reign of Chaos. You know what I'm not doing? Rewriting Rei- Rewriting Reign of Chaos. Don't interrupt me. Well … Continue reading How to Throw Your Plans Out the Window Like a Boss