Writing software

I’m currently testing this writing program: Scrivener So far I’m majorly impressed with its design, especially it’s easy to use functionality. First off, the major strengths of Scrivener is it’s organization abilities.  On the left hand side of the program is the “binder,” where it’s wonderfully easy to organize the scenes of a writing project… Continue reading Writing software

Diversity: Race

At Racebending.com, the article, “Frustration of an Asian American Whedonite,” expressed in vivid detail one of my biggest qualms with the Firefly universe – a show I dearly love.  Here is the fusion of Asian and American culture in the future, but there is no actual representation of Asian people outside of a few scarce… Continue reading Diversity: Race

Illness

Since I haven’t felt well of late, I’ve wondered how illness is portrayed in stories. Sometimes it feels like illness is hardly ever mentioned – like the science fiction story I’ve finished reading lately, where it progresses forward in a very play by play manner, and everyone is always perfectly healthy. No one ever suffered… Continue reading Illness

World-building Part 4 – Atmospheres and Natural Cycles

Note this is a series: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. In order to have a planet house life, an atmosphere is absolutely essential, unless the sentient species is capable of enclosed domes, which even then they’d still have an atmosphere within that enclosed dome. This brings us to the fourth part of building… Continue reading World-building Part 4 – Atmospheres and Natural Cycles

Technology in Ancient Times

Often when people consider ancient civilizations, they picture societies with little to no technology, but recent studies and archeological discoveries show that this is far from the truth. One of the most famous ancient devices was recently discovered by the island of Antikythera by Greece. Known as the Antikythera device, it is a fascinating glimpse… Continue reading Technology in Ancient Times

Update

I have this tendency to outline after I write the story. I go through and catalog all the scenes – the characters in it, the time and location, and the main point of the scene.  I use this to check for consistency errors.  It works fairly well, but if I try to do this before… Continue reading Update

Tropes Vs. Women and Diversity in Literature

My world-building series takes time to craft, since I often sift through my old notes and textbooks to make sure all the information presented here is accurate.  For all my readers wondering, this is why the next installment on Atmospheres and the various cycles on planets is not yet ready. In the meantime, I can… Continue reading Tropes Vs. Women and Diversity in Literature

Languages and World-building

Languages often play a crucial role in society, for since we, humans, are social creatures, much of our actions, thoughts, worldviews, and so forth are expressed through the filter of language.   Some linguists have gone so far as to speculate that language can influence the way we think and how we perceive the world.  This… Continue reading Languages and World-building

Characters with Disabilities

It is rare to find any book that has a character with a disability.  Usually if they do appear, the character spends the book finding a way to defeat the disability, to conquer it, and to become able-bodied again. There are quite a few disability tropes, and these tropes in general are bad.  It’s rare… Continue reading Characters with Disabilities

Music

I updated my page content here on the site.  There is a new page called musical compositions that details the musical side to my writing.  Be sure to check out that update! I even included some uploaded tracks of songs I’ve recently had performed for your enjoyment.  In time, I hope to upload some improvisations… Continue reading Music