The Structure of Scriptwriting vs. the Freedom of Novels

Perhaps I’m wrong here—and I’m sure someone will correct me if I am—but the difference in the structures of scriptwriting and novel writing are so different as to almost be completely different sets of talents. After taking classes in screenwriting and writing a few short ones of my own (only one of which is good … More The Structure of Scriptwriting vs. the Freedom of Novels

A New Allpoetry Collection – The Field of Winds

So yeah, happy day! I got an email from Kevin Watt, founder and organizer of AllPoetry, about a week back saying that the latest poetry anthology is coming out this week. It’s a collection of poems from dozens of poets from AllPoetry, and Kevin’s collections are top-notch in the modern poetry field. I’m pretty happy … More A New Allpoetry Collection – The Field of Winds

A New Frontier ~ Non-Traditional Fantasy

Today I found a unique anthology call for Guardbridge Books…well, maybe it isn’t so unique as I’m one of those nerdy Tolkien kind of fantasy lovers whose reaction to the Hobbit movies was oh-my-gosh-oh-my-gosh-oh-my-gosh-are-they-really-making-a-movie-out-of-the-Hobbit-……-they’re-making-three!!!-oh!-my! gosh!-I-haaaaaave-to-go-see-that! *calmly looks around* Yes, I actually admitted that. I am also going to start re-watching all of the Doctor Who … More A New Frontier ~ Non-Traditional Fantasy

3 Fascinating Things (or Flaws) About Your Characters

I was writing my contribution to an eBook of Writing Prompts for Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things earlier today, and I think I finally put my finger on the pulse of why I love certain characters (and my own) so much. I was thinking about what makes good characters great, the ones that have … More 3 Fascinating Things (or Flaws) About Your Characters

Why Personalized Rejection Letters Aren’t Entirely Rage Inducing

My tales are in into the realms of the speculative fiction / fantasy /sci-fi markets, and the first paying magazine I ever sent to was Shimmer. The stories were beautiful, the artwork was amazing, and I was immediately hooked. After reading through some of their stories, my 16ish-year-old self overconfidently declared: “I can write way … More Why Personalized Rejection Letters Aren’t Entirely Rage Inducing

Inspiration

Muses are weird. They just are. Who knows why writers and other artists get their inspiration from certain things. My own little way of escaping this world and enjoying the vast one residing solely in my head is quite odd indeed. I’ll take my iPod outside, get on the swing in the front yard, turn … More Inspiration