Reposted: Hellish Quart Early Access Review

Check out this great piece by Kit Sun Cheah, readers: “It is easy to kill someone with a slash of the sword. It is hard to be impossible for others to cut down.” Yagyu Munenori Hellish Quart Early Access Review Hollywood, games and fiction gets fencing wrong. Protracted clash of blades. Wild telegraphed flailing and … Continue reading Reposted: Hellish Quart Early Access Review

Reposted: Flawed  Characters – Part 1 (incomplete)

Enjoy this great piece by Nate Winchester, readers: Flawed  Characters - Part 1 (incomplete) Sometimes I think this stuff must be obvious. But then I watch some TV show or movie… I’ll admit that writers can be a bit too in love with our own cleverness. We certainly love to construct a sentence with more … Continue reading Reposted: Flawed  Characters – Part 1 (incomplete)

Reposted: Chasing Tropes

Check out this great article by Kit Sun Cheah, readers: Chasing Tropes People enjoy the exotic, but not too exotic. People enjoy the familiar, but not too familiar. Reconciling these twin desires is the overriding concern of the modern-day fiction writer. A story where everything is formulaic, from characters to plots to setting, is predictable and boring. A story … Continue reading Reposted: Chasing Tropes

Reposted: Simple Website Setup for Authors and Editors in 6 Steps

Check out this great article by Belinda Pollard, readers! Simple Website Setup for Authors and Editors in 6 Steps BY BELINDA POLLARD  I am not a geek and wouldn’t know code if it bit me… but I’ve set up multiple websites. Here is a simple step-by-step list with links to the tools I use. But wait, … Continue reading Reposted: Simple Website Setup for Authors and Editors in 6 Steps

Reposted: Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning

Take a look at this intriguing piece by K.M. Weiland, readers! Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning Story has been our constant companion throughout the journey of human existence. Why is that? Modern audiences are inundated and entranced by advanced storytelling. But stories have been with us from as far back as we can … Continue reading Reposted: Story Theory and the Quest for Meaning

Reposted: 5 Types of Editing for Authors

Check out this great article from Belinda Pollard, readers: 5 Types of Editing for Authors I often get asked about the different forms of editing, so here’s a summary. First, let’s dispel a myth… Editing is not spellchecking. Some phases of editing might include a spellcheck, but professional editing is much bigger than that — a whole … Continue reading Reposted: 5 Types of Editing for Authors

Reposted: Yakuza 0 and the Art of Writing the Anti-Criminal

Check out this intriguing piece by Kit Sun Cheah, readers! Yakuza 0 and the Art of Writing the Anti-Criminal Kiryu Kazuma is a bad guy. Kiryu Kazuma isn’t a bad guy. The main protagonist of most of the games in the long-running Yakuza franchise, Kiryu Kazuma is the heart and soul of the series. Yakuza 0 explores his origins as a … Continue reading Reposted: Yakuza 0 and the Art of Writing the Anti-Criminal

Reposted: 3 Character Arcs in the Karpman Drama Triangle

Take a look at this intriguing article by K.M. Weiland: 3 Character Arcs in the Karpman Drama Triangle Drama presents something of an interesting conundrum. On the one hand, drama is the essence of story. Without it and its inherent dissonance, conflict, and stakes, there really isn’t much to a story. As writers and readers, we love drama. … Continue reading Reposted: 3 Character Arcs in the Karpman Drama Triangle