Snowflake Method

With my first novel, Things Grak Hates, I wrote a rough outline then spit out the first draft using the stream of consciousness method. That…

Reality has shadows

I love the opening credit sequence on Black Sails. It uses alabaster and bronze sculptures to show an intricate pirate scene. Two…

LOTR v. Potter

Last week I posted about the difference between secondary belief and suspension of disbelief. This week I want to bring…

Let Go, Write Now

Sometimes I feel like writing. Sometimes I don’t. But I’ve found that even when I don’t feel like writing, it helps to just…

Start with joy

I feel compelled to write. About a number of things, really, but mostly fiction. But it wasn’t always that way–a compelling…