Tag Archives: WoEM

Friday Write-Day: Writing Crunch Month is Nearly Over!

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!

Friday Write-Day: Feeling the Crunch

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

Friday Write-Day: Crunch Month Continues

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

Exploring Úr’Dan: The Hundred Teeth

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

3 Reasons You Have to Cut That Scene

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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

Úr’Dan: Exploring the Alternate Universe

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