Never thought I’d find myself writing an article like this, but after reading Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor I found the inclusion of Christianity rather jarring. It was too much at the forefront of the novel rather than an element of the world building. It came off as rather heavy handed in my opinion and lead … Continue reading Religion in Narrative Storytelling
Hello Everyone! I wanted to start off by apologizing for my absence in the month of July. The reason being I worked so much on working on the 2nd edition of my book that I lost focus on my other goals such as posting content once a week. It turned out there was so much … Continue reading Update and Apology
It is amazing how removing something so small can have such an impactful change on your productivity. For the longest time I found that I would plan out my days to schedule in time to work on writing, drawing, coloring and reading to achieve as much as I could every day. However I found that … Continue reading Removing Distractions to Focus on Growth
Earlier I wrote about how disciplined writing can yield great results for progress. I wish I could remember who said it originally, but there was a saying that was told to me that really helped me continue writing. Treat your hobby and passion like you would work, that you have to do it and work … Continue reading Work, Life, Writing Balance
While writing the second book of my series, I've constantly been finding myself at odds with furthering the story. There are plot points that have to happen but finding the route to those points is far more difficult than I imagined. It never occurred to me that developing the plot is different than developing the … Continue reading Character Development vs Plot Development
Hello everyone!I must apologize once again, life seems to get in the way far too often. Work piles up, papers and midterms need doing, relationships ending, all the usual time killers. It's become more difficult to consistently write new chapters and, while writing during my commute to school and work provides some writing time, it … Continue reading Update and Reflection!