First-Person Narration: Hardships and Possible Triumphs

My Struggles with Writing in First-Person I explained a bit on my website about this experience with my current WIP. The largest reason is my lack of experience writing in first-person (third was always a personal favorite, especially when it’s limited), but also the laziness that crept in. If you’re a … Continue Reading →


Writing Playlist: Songs of Strength

I recently attended a memorial service for someone gone far too soon. The loss of one so beloved, plus my friends, bereaved but staying strong, have inspired me to focus more closely on what matters in my life. I never took myself to be the sort of person who takes … Continue Reading →


Fear and Fascination: Part Three – Zombies

Please note: this post is the third entry in a series on horror and why we love it. To read the previous entries on ghosts and vampires, please click here and here. Introduction Zombie films have a special place in my heart because they combine an old Haitian bogeyman with a dose of humor and gooey special effects. … Continue Reading →


Amigurumi Kobold

In the D&D campaign that I run, my players met a little kobold named Meepo–an NPC that wasn’t meant to stick around or be anything special, but the group fell in love with him. When we got a new shelf to better organize our game collection, I decided to make … Continue Reading →


Using Archetypes in Your Story

What is an archetype? Carl Jung, in all of his psychoanalytic wisdom, theorized that we all have, within us, shared experiences within what he termed the collective unconscious–that we all have, deep down, similar feelings and reactions and desires. This comes through with archetypes–identifiable characters, themes, motifs, symbols, etc–that manifest through storytelling. Every culture … Continue Reading →