That wasn't going to be the original title but I threw it out as a joke and it was accepted so here we are. Having finished two of my newly favorite TV shows, Trollhunters and The West Wing (to be fair I didn't finish The West Wing, I stopped watching after Sorkin left and it… Continue reading How to Spot Bad Writing When It’s Shooting You in the Face: A Commentary
Yesterday a friend asked me if I had any advice on writing without an outline. I'm a panster. For anyone who doesn't know, writers are typically divided into two camps - plotters and pansters. A plotter knows everything down to the last detail. They have pages and pages (and pages) of outlines for the series,… Continue reading How to Wing It, Literarily
A while back a friend asked, "You know that quote that floats around, the 'every villain is the hero of their own story'? Do you think that's true?" More recently another friend mentioned he'd been reading a book on writing and the author had claimed, "The antagonist needs to be developed well enough that you… Continue reading A Villain’s Mind: Part One
This has been an Interesting NaNo. It's been a game of fall-behind (re: focus on art commissions + live life) and catch-up. Family came to visit (definitely a good thing) and my wrist injured itself (definitely a bad thing but I have no idea how it happened, thank you for asking). I'm down to the… Continue reading The Glamour Man – Snippets
I follow quite a few Christian Instagram accounts. You know the kind I mean - beautiful photography pages run by artsy Christian women, constantly posting quotes in swooping calligraphy or posting pictures of half-empty coffee cups with their thoughts from the day. While I generally enjoy what these women post, there's a repeated phrase I… Continue reading Worthy?