I was planning to post this earlier, but I decided to wait. With New Years behind us, the surge of what I call “New Year's Hype” has quieted down. I refer to it as hype as there’s this undeniable energy we all get at the prospect of starting a new year and working towards a … Continue reading Resolutions and Goals
Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year celebration. One of the most talked about subjects regarding the end of this particular year is that it is the end of a decade. Now normally I don’t make too much of a big deal regarding New Years but the decade ending was something … Continue reading New Year, New Decade
A great example of how difficult focus can be is how I spent 40 min on YouTube before I actually started writing this article. It can be so hard to concentrate when there are fun and easier alternatives surrounding us. Video games, movies, YouTube, anything can be more enticing as it doesn’t require as much … Continue reading Focus in a World Full of Noise
First off I wanted to apologize for how late this post is. Last week I was working on finishing the 3rd, and hopefully final edition, of my first book. I focused a lot on the artwork and formatting to print correctly on Amazon’s publishing service. Getting the cover art to fit correctly can be very … Continue reading Being OK with Imperfection
Hello everyone! I've created a new book cover for the 4th edition of The Legend of Nariko: The Mark of Silverfrost. I wanted to create a new edition after learning a lot about formatting chapters, fonts and page lengths from the books I've read and reviewed. I started looking back at the "What Writers can … Continue reading New Book Cover!
In my efforts to become a better artist and writer, I drew my character once more. Asandra is such a vital character to the entirety of my series that I felt the need to draw her correctly. I have been far too distracted from my goals and I want to slowly get back into improving … Continue reading Character Art: Asandra The Bloodfire V2
Character struggles, both internal and external, are crucial to character development and essential for a good story. External struggles can be rather grandiose and hard to relate to especially in fantasy and science fiction novels. Though that’s not to say it’s impossible. A lot of difficulties characters face can be smaller scale and more personal … Continue reading The Therapeutic Effect of Character Development