General

Converting Notes

Spring is starting the last preparations for its summer leave, which means this is one of the last few opportunities to do some spring cleaning. For me, that includes reorganizing my notes. More specifically, it’s been going through old story notes to see what I still need and what can go. Unfortunately, that’s a lot… Continue reading Converting Notes

General, writing

Creating Titles

This post is an update to one published March 8, 2018. Titles and first lines are two of the hardest things to come up with in writing. Titles can be the easiest things to come up with, and other times a good title evades us for months on end. There’s a good reason for that… Continue reading Creating Titles

General, writing

Adventures in Editing

Now that we’re out of Camp NaNo, I’m turning my attention back to the excessively long list of projects I want to work on. Ultimately, I decided on tackling one of my more unwieldy projects. I say unwieldy largely because it rapidly outgrew the initial portal fantasy idea I had for it, bloomed well into… Continue reading Adventures in Editing

Stories

Short Story: Cheat for a Cheat

Most racing dragons came from species of the only slightly intelligent kind. Horned reds tended to be a little smarter than most. Which, as Ashlynn opened the main gate and saw that at least one had figured out the newest lock and was happily sunning himself on the roof, was why she preferred the blue-tipped… Continue reading Short Story: Cheat for a Cheat

Exercises

Exercise: Pitch It

If you’re going to run a marathon, you probably start out doing basic, small runs and work your way up. Same thing if you’re doing MMA, or any other physical activity. It’s also what you probably do if you’re an artist: you start working on quick sketches and build up. Writing exercises are like those… Continue reading Exercise: Pitch It