Mirror, mirror

There are some clichés that I don’t mind in my fiction. Depending on the writer, sometimes they can carry it off without it being detrimental to the story or their integrity as a writer. After encountering this one in each of the three books I’ve picked up in the past… Read the rest...

The End

The other day, a friend asked me a very specific question about writing, and I’ve been turning it over in my head since then.How do you stop writing?How do you keep your story from dragging on and on? The ending is a vital part to any story, and really, this… Read the rest...
Influence Map

Influence Map

For a while, influence maps were a popular trend among artists on deviantART. It spread outward and I saw them on other art sites, from time to time, but I never made one. Sure, I draw – I’m not terrible at it, either, though I’m far from being great. But… Read the rest...

The Revision Process

Editing is the most important step of finishing a book. Anyone who disagrees is fooling themselves. Even the best books have an editor, whether or not they’re listed in the credits page. Very few authors are able to edit their own work successfully, and it makes sense that we wouldn’t.… Read the rest...