Not a common plot structure used in storytelling simply because it’s rather difficult to pull off. Most stories typically play it safe by utilizing the person vs person structure as it’s a very clear and easy story to write. There is a clear protagonist being opposed by one or more antagonists. It’s a conflict that’s … Continue reading Story Musings: Person vs Society
Hello Everyone! A bit of a break from the normal schedule, but I wanted to provide an update on book 3 of The Legend of Nariko series. It’s been about two years since the second book, The Legend of Nariko: The Goddess Prophecy was published and since then I’ve fallen into pretty bad lows of … Continue reading Author Update: Back on Track (Mostly)
Hello everyone, It’s been a bit of a while since I’ve given a general update on how the writing is going and with the holidays coming up, it felt like a good time to discuss. This is a bit more of a candid update as things have been rather difficult to manage these days. Inktober … Continue reading Author Update: Very Behind and Struggling.
Initially I was planning to cover this series after finishing the Harley Merlin series, but after the mysterious disappearance from Kindle and it not being stocked in my local bookstore, I bumped this up the line. I’ve always been a fan of mythology and stories based around the idea of ancient gods and myths. But … Continue reading Book Review: Kane Chronicles #1 – The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Too much of a good thing can often be a bad thing. It’s a matter of excess and unnecessary material that bogs down an otherwise great thing. In the case of stories, this can be moments that feel more like filler rather than adding to the overall story. It’s something I often think about with … Continue reading Story Musing – Story Length
**Slight spoilers for Harley Merlin #4: Harley Merlin and the First Ritual** While I’ve been praising the Harley Merlin series and especially Harley Merlin #4: Harley Merlin and the First Ritual, there is a strange lack in stakes or at least it doesn’t feel like the stakes are that high. That’s because the antagonist, the … Continue reading Storytelling Musings: Showing the villainy rather than telling it.
In a character driven story, almost no one wants to watch the characters effortlessly push through the plot without any kind of hurdle or obstacle to overcome. Those kind of stories often tend to be power fantasies that, while entertaining and enjoyable, are often more superficial and focused on a lot of action but very … Continue reading Writing an interesting protagonist – Struggles & Flaws
In a character driven story, the protagonist needs a goal to push the story through. There’s something tangible that the character is trying to achieve that either they succeed in the end or they fail, but that goal needs to be established. What that goal is can be literally anything so long as the writer … Continue reading Writing an interesting protagonist – Goals & Motivation
Someone recently asked me about my experience and research regarding publishing and everything that went with it. I wrote out what I had learned and what I had wished I had known before publishing my first book back in 2017. Since then I’ve learned a lot about publishing through research from other authors and companies. … Continue reading Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing – Basic Overview
Hello Everyone, Hope you are all safe and healthy in these troubling times. I’m happy to present the cover art for my 2nd book, The Legend of Nariko: The Goddess Prophecy: The faint watermark will not be on the paperback prints. It took me about six weeks to complete. While I’m happy with the end … Continue reading Book Cover Reveal and Author Update