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.
This week I was treated to a massive dose of sanity threatening emotional issues. Some were happening in real life, the rest happened in two of my favorite fandoms. I won't bore you with my real life issues that involve being pregnant and having to move. However, I was rather surprised by the strength of… Continue reading Without You
Or why character backstory is vital to your story. "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." Maya Angelou In preparation for NaNoWriMo, I read numerous blogs about plot and structure and how to do both. What I've not seen many writers mention is the… Continue reading Beginnings Always End Something
This is how I remember first meeting Boba Fett. He was mysterious, dangerous and didn't back down from one of the meanest villains in any genre. It was love at first sight. Then came the prequels. The utter horror and dismay on my part as one of my all time favorite characters was reduced to… Continue reading Kill Me Softly
Top 20 Ways to Generate Plot Ideas 1. The What-if Game 2. Titles 3. The List 4. Issues 5. See It 6. Hear It 7. Character First 8. Stealing From the Best 9. Flipping a Genre 10. Predict a Trend 11. Noodling the Newspaper 12. Research 13. “What I Really… Continue reading Top 20 Ways to …