*WARNING: SUPER SHINY THINGS AHEAD* Aesthetics are awesome because everyone likes pretty things (You don't? Get help). Aesthetics are even awesomer when telling a story...my story. The Green Crows Trilogy. We'll start with characters today. *Disclaimer: I own none of these photos. They are photos from Pinterest. Applause to the creators* Main Character: Hugh Varden Gallagher (A.K.A … Continue reading Aesthetics
Christmas has been great, let's hope 2017 has some good times in store. I will be starting some new things in January. I will be charging full-speed ahead for June. I plan to have a first draft of the Red Dream completed by then. With that I want to introduce the Green Crow Trilogy's (Yes, … Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
So yeah. I didn't make it. I got to 27,000 and got stuck. Fine. I kind of quit. A weekend of a crazy busy work/Nutcracker schedule sealed the deal for me. But that's alright. Trial and error, right mateys? I still finished half a novel in a month, which usually would have taken me several. … Continue reading What I Learned from Nanowrimo
Last night, while sitting on the couch, after a lovely night of sitting on the driveway in a pirate costume (I will say I looked awesome) with my neighbors and family, and after watching Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein, I suddenly jerked up. "It's two hours till Nanowrimo starts!" As soon as (and I mean literally) … Continue reading And So, It Begins: Nanowrimo 2016
A lot of books have a mile long list of characters (Lord of the Rings, Homer, and anything Dickens comes to mind). It can be a pain for both a reader and a writer. I feel it especially taxing as a writer. Sometime I forget entirely about characters I created or I forget important details … Continue reading Every Character Counts