Banned Books Week: Annie on My Mind

Inspired by the Banned Books Blog Party, hosted by Hannah Givens. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden I don’t recall how I found this book, but I do remember where I was when I finished reading the final page. I was sitting under a tree at college and there was snow on the ground.… Continue reading Banned Books Week: Annie on My Mind

Let us go Write! — Horror Edition

I write speculative fiction, where most of my focus is on science fiction with a dabble of horror. However, my roots were in fantasy, partly because when I first started writing in middle school I simply did not have the scientific foundation to write science fiction well, but that didn’t stop me. I tossed aliens… Continue reading Let us go Write! — Horror Edition

Traveling the Internets Again

I may make this a regular post. I read a lot, and sharing what I read may be helpful to some. So without further ado, here is what I’ve read this past week: Writing How to Structure a Premise for Stronger Stories <— Great article to help you strengthen your stories. The Different Levels of… Continue reading Traveling the Internets Again

Not Breaking Viewpoint

I listened to this podcast from Writing Excuses the other day, and found it fascinating: World building without breaking viewpoint. I often think about how I can explain bits about my world without breaking the viewpoint of my characters. First, if I’m writing in first person or very close third, it’s a lot harder to… Continue reading Not Breaking Viewpoint

To stand on an alien world

Our eyes can’t see Infrared light, so a world that thrives on IR might look like the above picture to us. Though the color of the sky might be a different color than this picture shows. Our Moon What is it like to stand on a world that is not Earth? For those that have… Continue reading To stand on an alien world

When the writing is dry

I sit at my desk and consider the fact that I have not written anything beyond a blog post in over a month. My novel sits in its folder, languishing in that guilt-filled pool of depression, where I tell myself I will write but cannot bring myself to type the words. The energy flows out… Continue reading When the writing is dry