The death of a character is an emotional roller coaster for most. Some people will say it adds spice and excitement to a story however it can also do the opposite. Depending on the character, it can be intensely depressing or it can bring about a somber peace. With the exception of stories involving resurrection, … Continue reading Why Character Deaths aren’t necessarily a good thing.
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of inclusion in story telling in all forms of media. A lot of this came from my own lack of cultural identity while seeing examples of representation and cultural references in the books I’ve read. I’ve been trying to explore my own culture’s history to … Continue reading Reflections on Representation
At the start of the year I started looking into releasing a second edition of my book with new additions I had learned about. There were many lessons in marketing and design I wish I had known initially when I first published my book to make it appear more professional. I finished a new cover … Continue reading Worldbuilding : Maps
Character development is already a difficult task. I can’t fathom how many hours I’ve spent struggling with creating characters and understanding exactly who they are. It’s not simply how the characters grow as the story progresses, but how the world reacts to them. Do they give off a different aura about them than they had … Continue reading Finding a Character’s Voice
I can’t remember the last time I genuinely enjoyed a comedic novel for its humor and its plot progression. Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja is both a well written work of science fiction and genuinely one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. I’ve had several moments where I put the book down because I … Continue reading Book Review : Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja
Have you ever seen the development of a character that was so well done you can't help but think "My god that was beautiful"? I honestly felt that after watching the "Honor and Glory" Overwatch movie from Blizzard. It actually made my eyes well up. If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend watching … Continue reading The Impact of a Well Designed Character
I came to a revelation the other day when discussing getting a review from a friend. He had told me that, on average, he finishes reading a book a week. It made me stop and take a look at my own reading habits. I used to be a somewhat avid reader, before I started writing … Continue reading An Author who stopped Reading
Recently I've been thinking a lot about the dynamic of the story's antagonist and what that really means. Most books I've read have typically had a forgettable protagonist, just someone for the protagonist to defeat in a battle of good vs evil. But a memorable story tends to have an opposing force that serves to … Continue reading The Antagonist : Person vs Person
While writing the second book of my series, I've constantly been finding myself at odds with furthering the story. There are plot points that have to happen but finding the route to those points is far more difficult than I imagined. It never occurred to me that developing the plot is different than developing the … Continue reading Character Development vs Plot Development
After years of writing and editing, I’ve finally published my first book! The Legend of Nariko: Mark of Silverfrost, first book in the Nariko Series. Amazon Page : https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06Y49265Q Goodreads Page : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34821817-the-legend-of-nariko The past few years have been chaotic with school, work and trying to complete my first book, but now with everything stabilizing, … Continue reading First Book published and Blog Resurrection!!