Power Rangers Movie Review

  This film has its problems but it is proof that Power Rangers can work on the big scene. Power Rangers has been that one 90s franchise that despite its age, continues to live on and thrive in some capacity. While never returning to the height it experienced in its first couple of runs, Power…

When Words Form Art

There are certain points in your novel that you just can’t wait to write. A big plot reveal. A character making a key choice that shifts the story. That final confrontation that you’ve just been itching to write. Whatever it may be, there are certain points in your manuscript that excite you. The scene comes…

John Wick Chapter 2 Movie Review

“You wanted me back” –John Wick, John Wick Chapter 2 Yeah, fans of the first John Wick did want a sequel to one of the biggest surprises of 2014. But few sequels seem to be able to stack up to their predecessors. Fear not John Wick fans for that is not the case in this…

Baby Steps & Reflection

As you all know, I’m back at work on my manuscript I started drafting during the NaNoWriMo event in November. As a reminder, I’ve set a daily/weekly goal for the year of 2017. So far, it seems to be working out well. When I paused to take a break from my manuscript at the end…

Trappings of World Building

“It’s a trap”

A phrase that has become one of the most enamored quotes from one of the most successful franchises of all time. It echoed in my head recently. It rang in my ears as an annoying alarm that wouldn’t quiet.

Methods for Character Building

A few weeks ago, a friend asked me what my methods were for creating my characters. Admittedly, the question caught me off guard. However, it’s an excellent question. I decided that perhaps I should explore this topic further and share it with you. Methods for Character Building There are several different methods for how to…

A Glimpse into the Future

Happy New Year! It’s 2017 already, can you believe it. I hope everyone is having a great start to 2017 thus far. As I mentioned previously, I took a little break from writing on the manuscript I’ve come to dub Project Ham and Abel. (The manuscript I worked on for NaNoWriMo).That break ended up stretching…

Site Update and Official Welcome

Hello Everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to welcome and thank all of the new followers I’ve received over the past month or so. I have to say that my NaNoWriMo posts have been some of the most consistently successful I’ve had on this blog. So thank you for all of your support…

An Opinion on the Lesson of NaNoWriMo

I’ve noticed something. For the first time, I’ve actually got the core to a second manuscript. I’ve almost written a second novel. That’s something I’ve wanted to do since I finished the first novel. (It’s not truly finish because, you know that whole editing and re-editing phase but I digress). For four years, I meandered…

NaNoWriMo Challenge, Conquered

50,000 Words….Done. The Manuscript isn’t completed. I’m 50k into a projected 85-90k project, so it’ll be a while before I can tout about a finished manuscript. However, accepting this challenge has put me exponentially closer to that goal. You’ve got to celebrate the small victories. So I’ll do exactly that. NaNoWriMo is finishing up tomorrow….

The Final Countdown

I’m almost there. I can see the finish line. I’ve written 48k and rounding that curve into the final stretch on the track. I can see it, approaching with every typed word. Each sentence is another leap towards that finishing ribbon. And that realization has made this last five thousand words or so that much more difficult…