This week was a bit of a struggle for me. I was trying to write out the remaining chapters of my third book to finally get this draft done. But something just never felt right as I continued to write the remaining chapters. I had the main plot figured out, I had the mystery established … Continue reading Story Musing: Challenge with Mystery is Key
My Top 5 Characters of 2022
2022 wasn’t a great year for me to read, review and study very many stories. It was very difficult for me to experience a lot of different types of stories during the year but I did manage to read and watch some that had fairly compelling characters. Unfortunately the times that I did manage to … Continue reading My Top 5 Characters of 2022
Story Review: Dragon Prince Season 4
I know I said I would be focusing more on book reviews but watching The Dragon Prince Season 4 on Netflix, I came to realize something. This was one of the only stories that came to recent memory I could think of that incorporates progressive and inclusive values in a natural way that’s appropriate to … Continue reading Story Review: Dragon Prince Season 4
Story Review: The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Season 1
When I first heard about this show, my immediate reaction was hesitancy followed up by fear for what they would do to the story I grew up with. The Lord of the Rings was always a very special story to me as it heavily influenced my own writing and the themes I love to see. … Continue reading Story Review: The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Season 1
Storymusing – The use of Tension in Writing
This is a bit of an abstract concept though it sounds super simple in its description. It’s no surprise that tension is a critical component for any compelling narrative. Without a tangible sense of suspense throughout a story, the drama feels hollow as nothing feels like a big deal within the narrative. But sometimes it … Continue reading Storymusing – The use of Tension in Writing
Story Review: Arcane by Riot Games
Now this is a bit of a departure from my normal reviews. Usually I’m only concerned with book reviews as it’s the medium I have the most experience in as both a reader and a writer. However, I have to admit, I was blown away with how well Riot adapted their in-game lore for League … Continue reading Story Review: Arcane by Riot Games
Discussion in World Building – Community, Society and History
Over the past few months, I had been struggling with progressing book 3’s story. I thought I had everything planned out and set to write this sequel without issue. However, similar to book 1 and 2, as I wrote, I started to notice other characters and story elements were developing far more than I had … Continue reading Discussion in World Building – Community, Society and History
Why Character Deaths aren’t necessarily a good thing.
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.
Character Design : How do you write a deity?
While reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaimen, I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow at the adventures of Thor, Loki and Odin. We live in a time where characters are expected to be deep and often complicated with various emotions. My first criticism of any story I read is whether or not the characters are … Continue reading Character Design : How do you write a deity?
The Impact of a Well Designed Character
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