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
I like to think of myself as a competent writer when it comes to storytelling. Though I may feel this about myself, objectively it will be left to my readers to determine whether or not this is true. This has been a line of thinking that has plagued me ever since I finished writing the … Continue reading Book Review: On Writing and Worldbuilding by Timothy Hickson
The past month has been a roller coaster of emotions. There were a few weeks where I struggled to do anything let alone write. I found myself mostly wasting away playing video games and eating junk food, generally feeling unmotivated and undisciplined. But I felt a sense of responsibility to finish writing my story as … Continue reading Discipline, Purpose, and Emotional Health