Will Ramirez

Everyone Loves a Good Villain

Everyone Loves a Good Villain

When I first started writing fantasy as a teenager, I created a villain I loved so much, he had to have his own story. I realized the other day that I’ve never posted some of my writing here. Without further adieu, here is the prologue to my villain’s story. A bit of a content warning […]

Laptop Miracle

Laptop Miracle

It appears my laptop was only mostly dead. And to quote Miracle Max, “Mostly dead means slightly alive.” I’ve been grudgingly writing on my desktop, but in the back of my mind I kept wondering what happened to my beloved laptop. Many people have a “writing space” to help them get in the moment to […]

The Power of a Hero

The Power of a Hero

I had the wonderful privilege of being asked to review Words of Radiance, Brandon Sanderson’s second installment of the Stormlight Archive, which releases today. The massive hardback totals out at 1080 pages and could serve as a weapon of mass destruction against the rodents who nightly invade my trash cans. And every page is worth […]

Creature of Habit

Creature of Habit

The last week has been a crisis of broken things for me. First my Kindle died. Then my laptop. Lastly, the carport collapsed. I hope this trend doesn’t continue. Since this started with my Kindle, I’ve learned how much of a creature of habit I am. I’ve done little reading (no Kindle to read on). […]

Fighting the Right Enemy

Fighting the Right Enemy

Writing can be a lonely task even if you’ve joined arms with other writers who understand you. As such, we are often prone to fits of discouragement which stall our progress. One of the things we tell couples in marriage counseling is to fight the right enemy. My spouse isn’t my enemy (and even if […]

Twists

Twists

I just finished reading Alloy of Law, A Mistborn Story by Brandon Sanderson. I’d been hesitant because it’s a western fantasy, which isn’t exactly my reading preference. But I enjoyed the Mistborn series and have been having a desperately hard time finding good new fantasies to read. Halfway through I wouldn’t have called it one […]

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

2013 was an amazing year for me. I signed a contract with OakTara for the first book in my epic fantasy series. I’m just about halfway done with book two. I also started The Unspoken and am about halfway through that. I learned that I can write every day (even though December taught me how […]

Celebrating 2013

Celebrating 2013

New Year’s Day is usually a time to look forward. We make fresh starts and leave bad memories behind. But all memories aren’t bad. It would be remiss to move forward without giving thanks and celebrating the good things that happened. For me 2013 will stand as an amazing year. My bride and I purchased […]