Category Archives: Writing

English is Literally Alive

Recently (at least in a historical sense), a new definition for the word literally was added to the dictionary, rather opposite of its original meaning. And a lot of people are upset by this, which I can kind of understand.  … Continue reading

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Coming Back Around

Tonight, I went for a walk and was puzzling out the main character/feel/large themes of a new work. It ain’t much, but it’s something.  I’ll take it. Not to give spoilers, but it is inspired, in part, from a rather … Continue reading

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Diversity in Fantasy

Over the past week or so, Chuck Wendig (at terribleminds.com) has been doing a series of blog posts and guest blog posts dealing with gender in fiction and the writing industry (and how history is wrong about women), and how … Continue reading

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Character Mondays – Balazar

In order to prepare for July’s CampNaNo, I’m going to be doing all of my Character Mondays from that work (tentatively titled Blood Collector).  This is mostly terrifying, since I haven’t done much official character work on any of them, unless … Continue reading

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Character Monday – Sensei

In honor of the holiday (Memorial Day, for those that may not be American reading this), I am presenting one of my soldier characters.  Although he wasn’t killed in action, it’s the most appropriate that I can do. Name: Sergeant James … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Fanfic

Growing up, I was a voracious reader, but I only took my first steps into writing once I had gotten to college.  I was a storyteller before then, certainly in my own head, but writing them down had never really … Continue reading

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Character Monday – Gromnash

It’s that time again, Character Monday!  I thought that I should actually introduce someone from my current work.  I’m not ready to introduce the main character (Sarah) yet, but I will soon. I did add one more category, Trademarks, where I … Continue reading

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Character Monday: Maria

It’s that time again, Character Monday!  In honor of the recent holiday, I am presenting one of my mother characters, and the one that is probably the most interesting. I’ve made a few updates to the template that I use … Continue reading

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Self Rewards

The human will is a very limited thing.  There is only so much that you can force yourself to do because it’s good for you dammit, and sticking to a task long-term, especially in the face of adversity, is something … Continue reading

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Character Monday: Zin

Is it jumping on the bandwagon if I’m only the third person to do so?  I prefer to think of it as being inspired, and if that is the case, I owe inspiration for this to Quix and Raq. The … Continue reading

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