March was a bit strange for my writing. It was one of those months when I did nothing for 3 weeks and then went all in. There was also some progress that’s not well visible. So, let’s summarize the past month.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: March 2019
Clichés: love eternal
In another cliché-related post, I’ll touch the most used and maybe the one most favored by readers: eternal love. I’ll share why I think it works so well as well as some thoughts about the alternatives.Continue reading
Overdrive of body and mind
What do a good hike and a good book have in common? More than you’d think. While both can help you to drift into sleep’s embrace, they can both do the exact opposite – and that’s what I’ll talk about today.Continue reading
Feedback-based edits retrospective
Today, I’m coming with a bit of retrospective related to the first edit pass done based on external feedback. Unlike my own edit passes, it had some new aspects to it – and new challenges.Continue reading
Some would say that it’s easy to write what you know the best. Thus, there might be chances to take a part of yourself for writing. Unless you’re writing an autobiography, it won’t be a large chunk of yourself, usually some fragments. Let’s look on some of the options.Continue reading
Kindle X-ray: underappreciated feature?
Today, I’ll share my thoughts on the Kindle X-ray feature and why I find it useful for both readers and writers.Continue reading
Book review: Lost in Amber
My first “out of my usual genre boundaries” read of 2019 was taken with this mix of Sci-Fi and romance. Intrigued by my discussion with the author in the later parts of her writing process, I’ve decided to give the book a try.Continue reading
Forging a character: Major Elindra
Some characters appear out of nowhere, created by a whim of unpredictable imagination. Elindra is one of those. In this post, I’ll share how she became a part of the story.Continue reading
In the past months, I’ve made a post about clichés and eventually a post about my history with one of them. Today, I’m returning to this topic to touch another in detail: prophecies (and, by extension, the chosen ones).Continue reading
Writing: naming characters
This time, I’ll share something about what I find one of the hardest aspects of writing: creating character names. My imagination can do much (how much of it I can convert into shareable form is another thing) but when it comes to naming the characters I make up, that’s where I tend to hit a wall way too often.
I admire the writers who can name over a hundred(s) characters in their stories. It might be simpler for stories that can use real names but it’s still a respect-worthy feat. On the other side, I struggled to name my game characters (whether it was Diablo III, World of Warcraft or The Sims series).Continue reading
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