It's our favorite day of the week! That means it's time to ramble. Everyone loves a good mentor. From Obi-Wan Kenobi to Gandalf to Uncle Ben, mentors are important and well-loved characters. They teach the protagonist moral lessons, give physical training, and provide emotional support. So, of course, they have to die. It's sad but… Continue reading The Mentor Curse
Well, it's December 31st, and you know what that means. It's Grandpa's birthday! Happy Birthday, Grandpa! Also, it's New Year's Eve. Tomorrow, everyone will be doing their best to stay true to their list of New Year's Resolutions, writing-focused and otherwise. It's no secret that keeping New Year's Resolutions is more difficult than making them.… Continue reading To the New Year, 2020!
NaNoWriMo 2019 was a month full of highs and lows for me. I set the 50k goal for myself, and though I didn't quite make it, I ended up with the beginnings of a story that I'm falling in love with. Whether or not you finished NaNoWriMo, coming out of November after 30 days of… Continue reading So, You Finished NaNo…Now What?
Hi, all! I've put together a list of a few writer's resources here on the ole blog, from the CMOS (Chicago Manual of Style) to helpful and informative reads like Jeff VanderMeer's Wonderbook to wonderful YouTube channels to follow (I especially recommend Jenna Moreci and Overly Sarcastic Productions). Now, I'd like to take a closer… Continue reading Helpful Writing Videos on YouTube
Well, you win some, you lose some. I have good news and bad news. The good news is, a lot of people are finishing the last of their 50k words for the month, finishing their NaNoWriMo journeys with triumph and victory. The bad news? Yours truly is not one of those people. I had a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo ’19 Week 4