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Testing

Testing

The Amulet Saga, Volume Three The Silver Shores When last we left Reith, he was Preparing for a life of slavery on the Silver Shores. Now, the time has come for Testing.   Testing Reith stood straight, lined up with the others from his group, along with the other groups housed in other parts of […]

Preparing

Preparing

The Amulet Saga, Volume Three The Silver Shores   We return now to The Silver Shores, to find out what has become of Reith and the other prisoners. Join me! Preparing Reith woke to the sound of someone whimpering softly. Darkness shrouded the cavernous building and the scent of sweat and filth, though less pronounced […]

The Silver Shores

The Silver Shores

I have recently released second volume in The Amulet Saga. Previously titled “The Traveler,” Book Two, The Defector, is available for sale here! In the grand tradition I started when I released “The Heir,” then continued with “The Defector,” I am now beginning work on the next book in the series and will be posting […]

Politics in Art

Politics in Art

One of the top events up for discussion this week is the speech a certain actress gave at a certain awards ceremony in which she shared her opinions of a certain political figure. Some applaud her words, some disagree with them. Some say that was neither the time nor the place for such a rant, […]

Creating Memorable Characters Part Eight: Character

Creating Memorable Characters Part Eight: Character

This is the final segment in my Creating Memorable Characters series. The topics we’ve covered so far are: Relatability, Uniqueness, Physical Traits, Tics and Mannerisms, Dialogue, and Backstory, and Choices. Today, we wrap it up with Part Eight: Character Ultimately, the thing that makes a character memorable is his or her character. His character is […]

Creating Memorable Characters Part Seven: Choices

Creating Memorable Characters Part Seven: Choices

I’m continuing my series on Creating Memorable Characters. So far, we’ve covered Relatability, Uniqueness, Physical Traits, Tics and Mannerisms, Dialogue, and Backstory. This segment is where it all comes together. Part Seven: Choices All of the elements of creating a character, from physical attributes to social interactions to backstory, contribute to the choices your character […]

Brainstorming Plot Holes

Brainstorming Plot Holes

One of my favorite things to do is to help other people brainstorm through plot holes. I love looking at the big picture, seeing where it needs to go, and figuring out how to get it there. This is a little weird, since I’m totally a pantser, so at least in my own writing I […]