I set a goal for myself, finish writing my novel by the end of summer. By that I mean writing, not editing, but still an accomplishment to be sure, if I get to that point. But I find myself struggling to sit down and write out the remaining chapters. There could be many things preventing … Continue reading Struggles of an Aspiring Author: Motivation and Inspiration
It always struck me as strange that, in the past 4 years I was an English Literature Major, that I started noticing similarities in several unrelated stories. One similarity that has bothered me most was the typical depiction of a female character, protagonist or side character. Either they are dependent on another character to get … Continue reading Where are all the Strong Female Protagonists?
Digital Art has always been my favorite form of art as it allows for an unprecedented amount of freedom and creativity without the anxiety often associated with traditional form of art. This isn't to say that Traditional Art practices are bad or archaic, but that I find Digital Art to be very forgiving when it … Continue reading Digital Art: How to get Started
Possibly one of the most terrifying prospects that a new writer could face, the judgement of others on one's own story. Friends and family are one thing, but sharing your hopefully promising story with the public can be a challenge to many who feel that their novel, while full of potential, may not be appreciated … Continue reading Sharing Your Novel With The World
Character Development is a challenge every author faces when writing a meaningful story. The above is a picture of one of my characters of the story I’m currently working on. I find that drawing my characters helps me to see them better and help them grow. It took quite a long time for me to … Continue reading Writing Tips #2, Developing Characters for your Story
Possible one of the most painful yet rewarding experiences I've had, writing a novel has really helped with my own sanity. For the past couple years it has taught me some lessons in how to write a story that is entertaining to read (depending on your audience of course). Normally credentials are necessary to prove … Continue reading Writing Tips #1, Tips on Writing a Novel from an Aspiring Author
Starcraft 2 Ever since eSports became a massively popular phenomenon there was always one game that comes out on top as the most popular both in player base and tournament views. For a long time it was Starcraft 2 with micro intensive battles where the slightest mistake could cost one player the game. Blizzard did … Continue reading Starcraft 2 or League of Legends, Can you compare the two?