Diversity, in all things.
Above is my commitment for this year and I thought I'd expand on it a bit because I find the choice of wording isn't as inclusive as it should be. You might notice the I used the MOGAI definition in my statement. I feel this is much more inclusive and less cumbersome than the LGBT+… Continue reading International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Discrimination against LGBTI People
I recently stumbled across a post on Tumblr claiming that it is possible to write up a complex plot in a single day. So can you? Short answer. No. A truly complex and layered plot is not something you can whip up in a day of brainstorming. What you can come up with is a… Continue reading Complex Plotting: It’s Complicated
I want to welcome the amazing Lisa Medley to my blog this week! I’ve been in love with monsters for a long time, since I first started reading Stephen King ages ago. But it was J.R. Ward’s Dark Lover which made me realize monsters in LOVE were even better. That book sent my imagination reeling. I… Continue reading Reaping and Writing the Reaper Series
Let's Get Complicated: Creating Multi-Dimensional CharactersThis week I was a guest of YA author Doree DePew!
It's often considered that science and religion cannot be in the same room without a fight breaking out. Yet, many aspects of science fiction involve belief in a greater power or veneration of something. In fantasy it's often a given that there will be a religious aspect, some stories even involving gods/goddesses themselves. Science fiction… Continue reading The Devout Decepticon: Religion in Science Fiction
Something has been nagging me lately. A disquiet that I wasn't sure how to quell. So, this morning I decided to write the final scene of Sorrow's Fall from Sarin's viewpoint. This might have been a bad idea because it was intense. Warning: Major Spoilers for Sorrow's Fall including the end and several major revelations. Do… Continue reading Killing Sorrow
Before I get started, I want to warn those who might not have watched Supernatural, this post is basically one big long spoiler. As a writer I find Castiel's character fascinating and exceedingly complicated. I know some people disagree, I have only to scroll through the 100s of tweets I got earlier this month… Continue reading Protagonist, Antagonist and just plain gonist.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. -Arnold H. Glasow In this age of the digital frontier, making meaningful human connections hasn't just become a challenge, its a fading art. Those of us who are used to communicating via text message, email, by Facebook or Tumblr have many acquaintances, Those nebulous connections… Continue reading
Waking up with a migraine doesn't help get the creativity flowing. Were my muses beating me in my sleep? I wouldn't put it passed them. This is one of those days where I know my writing is going to be abysmal, so I may as well just get it over with and move on. Or I… Continue reading