Tag: amwriting

The Great Plague

I get ideas sometimes.  You never know when inspiration will strike, but it will happen. More often than not, those flashes of inspiration are just random ideas that don’t connect to anything. I’d like to share one of those random ideas with you.  It’s… Continue Reading “The Great Plague”

A simple story

I tried to make a simple story the other day, with simple language and a simple plot: It’s about a girl who lives in a castle. She was born with a birthmark that makes people fear her because (as the story goes) people with… Continue Reading “A simple story”

Neil Gaiman said a thing

I listened to a podcast the other day and Neil Gaiman was the guest. Lucky me! One of the thing that stuck out to me was his fondness for fountain pens. According to Neil, the reason sentences were so long, back in the day,… Continue Reading “Neil Gaiman said a thing”

You made the right choice

You wanna know what the worst part about being a writer is? You don’t know if you get better… You can’t honestly tell if you are going in circles or not, making the same mistakes over and over. Only when you get published do… Continue Reading “You made the right choice”

A rant about time

Video games, like alcohol, can be used responsibly but I’m not sure people in the creative profession can… Honestly, if I didn’t have video games I would probably drink a lot. There are large swaths of the day that I don’t know what to… Continue Reading “A rant about time”

How can you write truefully?

The best writing comes when you are yourself, when you don’t have any expectations. That’s why it’s so difficult to write, not because you have high expectations to go big, if that’s the case then you do it for the wrong reason, or you’ve… Continue Reading “How can you write truefully?”

Digging for gold when there are gems in the sand

Stories, I can find them everywhere. In nature, in books, in people, in movies, in shows, in patterns in the sand, in sound, everything is a reminder of a story. Stories aren’t manufactured, I firmly believe, they are out there to be found and… Continue Reading “Digging for gold when there are gems in the sand”

When the story becomes dull

I’ve talked about this before, but I really need to beat it into my brain so I don’t make the same mistakes again: I cannot separate plot from character, character is plot and they decide what happens. Granted, it’s good to have a general… Continue Reading “When the story becomes dull”

Characters Rebel

I’m a very, in the now, kind of guy. I hate to think about the plot, on what has happened and what will happen. I much rather let the story take me on a ride. The characters do what they want anyway. They have… Continue Reading “Characters Rebel”

Make it or die trying

I feel like I’m not putting enough effort into my writing because I have so much free time doing other things… I don’t have much going on in my life. I live alone in a small apartment in a small town working as a… Continue Reading “Make it or die trying”

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