Nathanael Scott

Characters With Too Much Power

Characters With Too Much Power

For the past many months I’ve worked on rewriting and extensively editing my manuscript until recently, as I neared the finishing point. Even though I’d discovered and repaired several contradictions in plot, greatly increased the character development, cut out several thousand words and added many, many more, something was still wrong. I could feel it […]

Outlook and Little Things

Outlook and Little Things

It’s the little things in life that get you, I assure you. They build up over time gradually, stressing me out until I feel ready to explode, unless I let it out along the way. Funny thing is, the same goes for the good things, especially if I notice them. More and more it seems […]

Keeping It Fun

Keeping It Fun

Writing is something I started because I had a story to tell, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing once I started. However, as time has gone on, life has done the same. And just in case you didn’t know, life gets harder the farther along you go. As much as I tried, I can’t quite keep […]

A Few Observations

Day after day I live life, and every time I have an internal running commentary going on. Of course, that would take far too long, far too many pages, and much better memory than what’s inside this wacky head to be able to post; and I’d worry for your sanity afterwards anyway. However, I decided […]

Never Go Shopping When You’re Hungry

Never Go Shopping When You’re Hungry

It’s one of those things I know in my head, but something I really need to actually learn. Not to mention discipline myself to be more…resistent. You know how it is; you have to get the grocery shopping done, maybe a few other things, and because you’re shopping for food your mind somehow slips to […]

When Life and Deadlines Strike

When Life and Deadlines Strike

I enjoy writing. I really do. There’s just something about getting the stories of those characters in your head out on paper and sharing it with people. But sometimes, life strikes. And even worse, deadlines. A couple months ago I got a full time job as a laborer and now work about 50 hours a […]

Why I Have So Many Writing Projects

…and no, it’s not because I never want to finish anything. I actually want to finish them all, and sooner rather than later preferably. You may have guessed one of the main reasons-I have so many story ideas wanting to be released. They just don’t understand I have to focus on one at a time […]