Time! Where’s the time!

Well, since it has been a while, let’s talk about the single worst enemy that faces a Writer with a Day Job. (That’s a good book but basically says what I’m going to say here.) So, here’s the deal, you work full time, come home to the kids and just don’t have time for anything. And, in my case, you’re a part-time student working on a bachelor’s of arts degree, too. When do you have time to work on your story? Well, the short answer is, you make it! Continue reading “Time! Where’s the time!”

What a world we weave…

There is a great article on IO9 (part of Gizmodo) on making worlds that are believable. It’s an excellent read and something I think everyone in speculative fiction should read. But how do you build the worlds to start with? As with anything, you start with concept. In this case, what role is the world going to play in your story? Continue reading “What a world we weave…”

Thoughts on Fiction Writing

This blog is a collection of things that work for me for my writing.  No more, no less.  While I’m publishing them in the hopes that they may help other authors, I make absolutely no promises, as the first thing I learned was that there is no magic formula for writing.  The best you get are guidelines and even those are fuzzy.  So, here’s a series of things I do to write. Continue reading “Thoughts on Fiction Writing”