Character motivation is kind of important

I am currently listening to The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and though it is competently written and the characters are distinct and likable, I am having a hard time getting into it . The problem is it's difficult to care about what's happening when you don't know what the characters want. The story …

Discovery writing

I get why they call it that, I really do. When I write, I never know any details when I start. I have a vague idea of something I'd like to write about. Maybe I have a glimmer of a character, and some thing's she'll do, places she'll go. I have a sort of impression …

Remembering old inspiration

Reading through these stories I wrote years ago, I remember the ideas I had, the inspirations that drove me, and the satisfaction of completing the work. Even just remembering it is some motivation to do it again! No one really likes writing. Having written, though, is where it's at. So keep plowing forward, once you …

Will the undead ever die?

I for one, am quite tired of this genre. Zombies, vampires, ghosts, and so on. They never go away. Even the current book I'm reading, 'The Girl with all the Gifts', turned out to be a zombie story-- although they put a small twist on it. The story is good in spite of the zombies, …

2017 EVE

The end of the year has arrived, and I did not complete my goal of publishing two novellas, but! I am on the way to completing a novel instead, which I am feeling very excited about and loving every minute of. I did achieve my goal of blogging more thought stuff, instead of just reviews, …