A thoughtful and helpful reflection on GameLit (Game Literature) from Benjamin Cheah, readers: GameLit: Not Just Written Games Gamelit / LitRPG is one of the hottest literary genres on the market. It attempts to replicate the gaming experience in written form, taking the tropes of role-playing games and reproducing them on the page. As a … Continue reading Reposted – GameLit: Not Just Written Games
C. Chancy over at Crossover Queen's Creative Chaos had an excellent post on respect and relationships this past week, readers. It got me thinking and, while I won't say you will see the result of those thoughts in a post on this site any time soon, I will probably be linking to this article again … Continue reading Reposted – Current Events: Downstream of Culture
Take a look at this thoughtful - and thought-provoking - piece, readers: 3 Truths to Remember When Crafting Child Characters Imagine that, for twenty-four hours, you’re limited to the use of half your vocabulary, your awareness of interpersonal subtext dims, and all your skills and strengths revert back to level one. On top of that, … Continue reading Reposted: 3 Truths to Remember When Crafting Child Characters
From K.M. Weiland, readers: 7 Tips for How to Add Complexity to Your Story So you want to add complexity to your story. Most authors do. Complexity just sounds so… sophisticated. It sounds like one of those novels or films that are taken apart and analyzed by really smart critics and professors. It sounds like … Continue reading Reposted: 7 Tips for How to Add Complexity to Your Story
Take a look at this thought-provoking piece by Kristine Katheryn Rusch, future authors: Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 7): Competition This is another one of those deceptive titles, like “Money.” Because when most writers read “Competition” as the sub header here, they think, Yep, there’s just too much competition out there. A handful of … Continue reading Reposted – Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 7): Competition
A fascinating read from Cynthia Bagley, readers! With thanks to Foxfier for linking to it first. This is very helpful for writers of all levels to remember. Click the link to see more: Sight The first time I used guided meditation was at a mental health class at the Las Vegas VA Mental Health Clinic. … Continue reading Reposted: Sight
A worthy read and reminder from Nate Winchester. Check it out! Learning from Failure – Mom & Dad save the World Sometimes a really bad movie, can teach you a lot. So I recently watched this movie: I exaggerated a little. It’s not “really” bad, it is – at worst – just below mediocre. It does … Continue reading Reposted: Learning from Failure – Mom and Dad save the World
A fascinating piece from Kristine Katheryn Rusch, readers! Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We? Two weeks ago, I posted about agenting changes, and linked to a Hollywood Reporter piece about the new writer/agent relationship. Many of you had sent me that piece, because it is shocking in its happy talk about what is, … Continue reading Reposted: Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We?
Take a look at this piece by K.M. Weiland, readers! How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters? One of the most common questions I’m asked is how to structure stories with multiple main characters. If you have two (or more) characters who are equally important to the story and receive equal POV time, how … Continue reading Reposted: How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters?
Crossover Queen had a thought-provoking post on her site about emotional investment in the characters of her favorite stories. This was spurred by the tumblr post here, which is interesting reading in itself. Both of them pointed out that plots revolving around “saving the world” and a “Chosen One” – as they are presently presented, … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 12: Emotional Continuity for Characters in Fiction