On Writing

Creating a Story with Inherent Conflict and Memorable Settings (Worldbuilding — Part 3)

In my last worldbuilding post, I used the example of a gallows in the town square, and talked about how pointed details can accomplish much more in establishing the setting of your story than pages of gratuitous details. Not only does that gallows set a tone quickly, but it is a function in the story… Continue reading Creating a Story with Inherent Conflict and Memorable Settings (Worldbuilding — Part 3)

On Writing

Planning to Write (overcoming block and busyness)

For several years now I have been "actively" writing. That is, upon being struck with a killer idea and taking a class that forced me to produce something on a semi-regular basis, I have now been working on some sort of manuscript ever since. However, those years have been filled with long lulls of inactivity… Continue reading Planning to Write (overcoming block and busyness)