Characters, Volume 1: The Knight in Shining Armor

This post is volume 1 of my Characters Series where I will attempt to discuss and explore a few of the various archetypes popular in genre fiction today.  ~ ~ ~ The Knight in Shining Armor/White Knight/Ideal Hero...You get the idea. We know this character: Steve Rogers, Chaol Westfall, Prince Charming, Harry Potter There are … Continue reading Characters, Volume 1: The Knight in Shining Armor

Queen’s Lament Teaser

It's coming! Queen's Lament is one of my long time favorite projects, which is actually an extreme deviation from one of my first completed novels. I'm excited to get this novel finished and edited this spring. I first drafted QL for NaNoWriMo 2015. It was a random idea, sprouting from a scene that hasn't made … Continue reading Queen’s Lament Teaser

Those Projects

I've been writing a long time. Back when I was in high school, I made a serious commitment to myself that I was going to write a novel before I graduated and I did. From beginning to end, I wrote a novel using characters based off people I knew set in a dystopian world back … Continue reading Those Projects

The Benefit of a Zero Draft

As some of you may know, I've participated in National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) for a long time. Since 2004, to be exact. Over the years, I've heard a lot of people speak about the detriments of participation because you don't get a publishable novel at the end of November. They're right. … Continue reading The Benefit of a Zero Draft