Writing the Backstory as Story

Backstory. In the past I’ve tried all manner of approaches, from making a list of points to creating a more formal outline to writing a narrative outline, which I still Continue Reading →

How Writing Exposed My Oxygen Deprivation

Please bear with me because this sounds like it’s going to be an odd post (and it’s a bit long), but it’ll make sense in the end. This is a Continue Reading →

The Year of Getting Organized

Perhaps others wait until the new year to talk about the upcoming year, but I’m going to talk it now so I pass the starting line at a run come Continue Reading →

Other Worlds

Other worlds, other places. Other creatures, other races. Dragons and elves, or all things magic, yet most gripping are character’s lives. Spells cast, powers summoned, and still what matters is Continue Reading →

4 NaNos by Their Numbers and Lessons

NaNoWriMo is a week behind us now so I’m taking a last look back. Way back. Me and NaNo, we have something of a history, which NaNo often reminded me Continue Reading →

Short Storying My Way Out of My 4th NaNoWriMo

One more day of NaNoWriMo remains. I’m exhausted‚ yet I’ll be sad to see it go. I ache, literally, but it’s been the most successful of my four, eclipsing even Continue Reading →

Working Together: Outlines and Inspiration

I’m a firm believer you can create some form of outline for your novel and still follow inspiration. It’s happened for me before, but never to the extent it happened Continue Reading →