Taking Flight

It’s been a month since I wrote “The Last Pages of my College Chapter” and let me tell you: these past few weeks have gone by quickly. So although this isn’t generally the content I’d cover in the last week of the month, I wanted to spend some time talking about what it’s been like … More Taking Flight

June TV Reflections

I had hoped I would get the opportunity to talk about Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto this month, or maybe even begin what’ll probably amount to a several-month-long discussion of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, both of which would better follow along with the book discussions that I do once every month. … More June TV Reflections

Know Your Archetypes

Perhaps one of the most high-stakes aspect of drafting your novel is the creation of the plot. It draws together all the hard work you’ve put into making the characters and setting up the world, creating enough conflict to make it all worthwhile for you and your future readers. Theoretically, strong characters can hold a … More Know Your Archetypes

Malthusia

Stadtholme, Nubik. Noya and Simen walked hand-in-hand down the streets of their beloved home as the sun began to set. The market district was especially busy today as the residents gathered for Malthusia. It was a celebration of the harvest, and while it usually began in the morning, the best part of Malthusia was when … More Malthusia

Time to Plan the Narrative: Building Your Plot pt. 4

In the last three months, we’ve taken some time to figure out the basics of our story through its abstract, as well as discussed what should be taken into consideration when crafting your characters and your world. Now, it’s time to put them all together and create the most fundamental piece of any novel: the … More Time to Plan the Narrative: Building Your Plot pt. 4

The Viper Queen

Location: Caouk, Garizal. The Queen’s winter castle. Queen Lia lounged back in her chair, drumming her fingers against the table before her. Reports had flown in this morning from the Captain of the Guard that the Duchess of Athselt and most of the members of her court had been arrested for treason. Murdering both the … More The Viper Queen