Tag Archives: WoEL

Friday Write-Day: Small Progress

Holiday weeks are always a little wonky. We returned from our long weekend at the lake house on Monday evening, went to work on Tuesday, had Wednesday off, and work again Thursday and today.

Why we get Wednesday off rather than the nearest Monday or Friday is beyond me, but it makes the work week disjointed. Especially when half of the country is on extended vacations.

Anyway, the weirdness threw my writing schedule off a bit, too, but I think I did alright. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Small Progress

Friday Write-Day: Camp NaNoWriMo Returns!

As I talked about last week, it’s back to the grindstone for me in the wake of WoEM’s  pre-order release.

I’d like to make some headway on my second novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy, and I just happen to have the perfect opportunity to do so: Camp NaNoWriMo 2018! Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Camp NaNoWriMo Returns!

A Moment of Reflection for Anthony Bourdain

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

In case you haven’t heard, celebrity chef, TV host, and storyteller Anthony Bourdain committed suicide this morning.

I always admired Bourdain’s art for storytelling, but more than that, his humanism. His most recent show, Parts Unknown, not only took audiences on incredible food and culture adventures to every corner of the world, it also showed us how culture can bring people together, even in times of hardship, war, poverty, and oppression.

His stories have always inspired me and made me yearn to discover more about this world and its people, about our shared heritage. I hope we can continue that dialogue in his memory.

A brief update on my week follows if you’re interested. Continue reading A Moment of Reflection for Anthony Bourdain

Friday Publishing-Day: Notes over Greenland

Guess who’s back in the US?!?!

In case you haven’t seen the haiku I’ve been posting this week (with some very obvious riddles), the wife and I were in England for a wedding and some good ole R+R in London.

I managed to get some sweet pics of what I assume is Greenland on our flight from Reykjavik to Baltimore. I’ve seen plenty of documentary footage of the arctic, but flying directly over it with such a clear view of the terrain felt like I’d been transported to another world. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Notes over Greenland

How to Outline through Character Arcs

On Friday I touched on how I started outlining The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy to help me lay out the general narrative.

I’m pretty sure this style of outline is sort of an amalgam of various outlining techniques I’ve read about, so I’d like to share it with you all. Continue reading How to Outline through Character Arcs

Friday Publishing-Day: Coming Together

This has certainly been an interesting week, not least because I drove halfway across the country.

With my manuscript for WoEM in the hands of my book designer, I have been able to focus on other pieces of this larger puzzle. Continue reading Friday Publishing-Day: Coming Together