I used to think I was bad at dialogue, and maybe I am. Ultimately, you're judged on your work by the people that read it. Hopefully, you are people who have read my work and if you haven't, maybe you will. In either case, I'm … Continue reading Let’s do a blog about… Dialogue
Everyone is getting very angry about spoilers right now, aren't they? If you've been near a social media website, I'm sure you've seen some people complaining about others spoiling the latest episode of Game of Thrones for them. If not, you will have seen the … Continue reading Let’s have a chat about spoilers
So things have been a bit quiet around here, and that's because I've been working on SNIDE. It's been a bit of a pain in the arse, and some of it has been like pulling teeth just trying to get words onto the page. Books … Continue reading Beta Readers, I need you (very soon)
Yeah, okay, let's do this one today. You get a lot more leeway when it comes to the motivation of a hero. It's a lot more justifiable to have heroes out doing good for the sake of good because, at its core, humanity is basically … Continue reading Basic writing tips: heroes
I was playing Titanfall last night, that heady bastion of drama that it is, and was talking with someone about how poor the attempt at a storyline is. It's your basic evil moustache twirling corporation of English and South Africans against the valiant rebellion of … Continue reading Basic writing tips: villains
I worked in an office once. For three weeks. It didn't last. The guy I worked for directly was cool and all, and even if the job itself wasn't really that fun it wasn't awful. It was the two hour commute that made it untenable. … Continue reading Being your own boss is awful/amazing and I hate/love it.
I found this kickstarter on the internet last night. It is amazing. Just watch that video and then come back. I'll wait. Now, I'm not going to make fun of people for being so invested in cartoon ponies. Why would I? I'm super invested in … Continue reading Steer City
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So recently I had a nearly catastrophic computer cock-up, which coincided nicely with me taking a few days off to recharge my creative batteries. With both of those now sorted, I can finally get back to work on SNIDE. It always feels a bit like … Continue reading Back to work
The answer is that he prepares things he's already written so you can get to read them! So while I might currently be in lazy-mode when it comes to finishing off SNIDE, that does mean I can do some stuff with getting Lore and Order … Continue reading What does a writer do when he’s not writing?