I think you'd be hard-pressed to argue against the idea that characters can make or break a story. In most cases, if not all, they are our guide through a story. More importantly, sometimes the story is their story. Regardless, your characters need to be compelling, or at the very least real in some manner. … Continue reading 6 tips and tricks to developing strong fictional characters
I'm at this point in my life where I am constantly looking back. Back at old videos, back at old photos, back at old posts, etc. So here I am, back at this post. This was the first post I ever wrote and published on my blog. How ironic is it that the beginning was … Continue reading Where is “The End”
I'm reading a book right now that is making me feel things. This, from a writer's perspective, is an awesome accomplishment. He, the author, has created characters that make me hurt. He has put me in scenarios that scare me, all despite it being based in a fantasy world that couldn't possibly exist. Even so, … Continue reading 6 ways to make your writing pack an emotional punch
Hello! Welcome back to another repost. This original post was essentially me coming to terms with the fact that I am a nerd and like writing fanfiction about all the things. If you've been here a while, then, you already know I post fanfiction. If not, welcome! I post fanfiction. However, most of the fanfiction … Continue reading I’ll Be Posting/Editing FanFics
You should go out into the world and proudly proclaim that you are a writer. Why? Let's talk about that.
I've always thought I was comfortable in my own skin. I don't embarrass easily. As I demonstrate in the picture below: I'm willing to make a fool of myself for the sake of a laugh. Here I was, at my job, wearing two tree skirts - one as a poncho, one as a skirt - … Continue reading The Girl Who Doesn’t Care, Cares A Lot
Very rarely do I find things embarrassing. The most embarrassing things are the funniest. So, for the sake of laughter, I share with you two reasons (experiences) that show you why life as a writer (or my life in general) IS NOT glamorous. At all. Not even a little bit. So, as a full-time student, … Continue reading 2 embarrassing reasons why life as an author ISN’T glamorous.
It's... contemplative. Introspective. Thoughtful. It is what most would call... Boring. Most people wouldn't dare define their own writing as boring, but I'm doing just that. Why? Because it says a lot about who I am. While we're told not to take bad reviews personally, and I tend not to, I do find it interesting … Continue reading How I define my writing style
Being an independent writer, I often times forget that I can fail, and when I do I often have trouble admitting so. It's not that I don't like failing... I mean, I don't, who does? But what I'm getting at is most of the time failing doesn't bother me. It didn't used to, anyway. Most … Continue reading I have failed, and I’ll probably fail again
WARNING: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. First a little background on the game Catherine, as described on the Catherine Wiki: Catherine is an M-rated horror/romance/puzzle/adventure video game from Atlus USA, released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is developed by the same team that created Persona 3 and Persona 4: Katsura … Continue reading 4 Things Catherine taught me about writing