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

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.

Opinions and Advice from an Amateur Artist of 9 years

A sketch and then inked character design for a character in the series I am writing. Character design can be used for many things, but most importantly to tell the observer about the character. Take this lovely young lady for example. Observing this picture, you can tell some of her traits: - The rather modest … Continue reading Opinions and Advice from an Amateur Artist of 9 years