We are one-quarter into 2017, so I thought I would share some interesting (to me) data about where Red String PaperCuts stands in the World O’Blogging. Continue reading Numberbrag: Early 2017 Milestones
Well, today is the last day of March, which means tonight is my final chance to churn out a solid word count. This week was slow, but overall, March has been great for progressing through Manuscript: Beta. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Writing Crunch Month is Nearly Over!
WVU’s men’s basketball team lost in the Sweet 16 last night to #1 Gonzaga. Despite being out-sized by Gonzaga’s inside players, WVU forced 13 turnovers and was tied with the Bulldogs 11 times throughout the game. It was neck and neck. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Feeling the Crunch
Revising The Warden of Everfeld: Memento has changed the way I think about stories.
During my discovery/first draft process, I mainly thought of world-building in terms of how it affected my direct story. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Crunch Month Continues
I’ve been watching Planet Eath II on BBC America with Present Wife recently, so I’m inspired to delve into my alternate universe a bit more.
On tonight’s episode… Mountains! What life could survive in some of the most rugged and extreme conditions of Úr’Dan?
Okay, I’ll drop the David Attenborough act, tempting though it is. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Hundred Teeth
In case you haven’t noticed, progress on Manuscript: Beta has been slow for the last few weeks. This has been due to a number of factors, some of which are my fault. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: March is Writing Crunch Month!
Imagine there’s a 500-word chunk of your story that you crafted, carefully shaping it to flow with the rest of the chapter and fit into your story’s themes. It may have taken you 15 or 20 minutes to write that section, read over it, make adjustments to wording or style, and move on to the next section.
But then something changes. Continue reading 3 Reasons You Have to Cut That Scene
In my quest to achieve 60,000 words total for Manuscript: Beta last night, I nearly forgot to put together a post for today. Well, here it is. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Brief Last-Minute Update!
I have talked about my upcoming novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, in mostly vague terms to this point. That is largely by design.
I tend to hold my own dreams and aspirations near and dear to my heart until I feel like I’m ready to express them to people beyond my most inner circle. But, I think it’s time I actually begin sharing some of the world-building I have been doing over the last several years. Continue reading Úr’Dan: Exploring the Alternate Universe