Jurassic World: They Spared No Expense

In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen it yet, let’s start off with a trailer for Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise. My roommate happens to be pretty much the biggest Jurassic Park fangirl you could ever think to meet. No, seriously, … Continue Reading →

Finding Your Voice

The world has been built, the characters have been created, and the route ahead is plotted. Now, to the writing. Before you get too far in, you’ll want to decide on your narrative style: what tense will you be writing in? Third Person? First Person? Is your narrator reliable? If … Continue Reading →

Bonus Post: A Review of Unit 44 Issue #3

Let me preface this by saying that I’ve never really been much of a comic reader–not because I don’t like comics but just because I wasn’t really aware of comics as a kid and now it just seems daunting to get into. Then, at MegaCon, I happened by a booth … Continue Reading →

Mapping Your Novel with Scrivener & Scapple

Opinions vary quire a bit on the subject of outlining before writing. Some people prefer to create the world and then see where the characters take them. Some follow a very strict outline. I think I fall somewhere in between. My dear friend Lady Hawkeye discussed this matter in her post … Continue Reading →

Meeting Your Characters

Opinions vary on what makes a story memorable or keeps a reader’s attention but for me it all boils down to characters. If I don’t love the characters, I won’t be invested in a story and if I’m not invested, what’s the point? It’s for that reason, that my characters … Continue Reading →