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 apologize for my hiatus, September was a bit of a crazy month. Between weddings, trips planned, and catching up with old and new friends, it was a rather hectic time. But in that time I feel like I’ve learned a lot about valuing myself as a creative and a as a person … Continue reading Return from Hiatus and what I’ve learned
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!
Hello everyone! Just wanted to give a quick update and explanation for a short hiatus. This month I've got three weddings to attend and a trip planned and as a result, I don't think I can give proper book reviews that aren't rushed. As a result, for the month of September I will be taking … Continue reading Update and Brief Hiatus
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
Hi Everyone, Due to a family emergency last week I wasn't able to finish a book this week. 😦 I will post an article this weekend regarding Character Development though! Thank you for your patience! - Raphael