Adventures in Career Changing Getting inspiration from employment
Maybe your character makes mistakes. Or maybe they're perfect at executing the task. In addition, some character might rebel or be repulsed by your task. So, can you extrapolate that to your work and your universe? Maybe you can.
Inspiration from the Military Adventures in Career Changing
Every war has soldiers who get sick of the fighting and just plain go AWOL. Changing sides and betraying your country can be great fodder for drama, as can the reaction of the folks back home.
Snowflake Novel Outlining Method Revisited Snowflake is but one method for outlining a novel. It’s not the […]
JR Gershen-Siegel Adventures in Career Changing - Getting inspiration from education
If your characters are in school, what is it like? Both Harry Potter and The Lord of the Flies allude to scholastic pursuits. Are your characters failing? Teacher's pets? In trouble? Coasting? Ready to drop out because they think it's pointless?
Bechdel test
After all, when was the last time you thought a male character should only be discussing relationships? When was the last time you thought he shouldn't have a name (unless the character is truly minor, seen for a paragraph or two and no more)? And when was the last time you thought it was okay—barring any specific all-distaff settings like sororities or women's colleges—to not see more than one of them in a piece?
NaNoWriMo Adventures in Career Changing
Writing a novel in November, or during the NaNoWriMo Camp months of April and July? Here are some basic tips to keep your sanity – and your word count going up.
NaNoWriMo Adventures in Career Changing
I've often heard that, to succeed, you need to visualize success. But I don't do that. Rather, I visualize failure. And then I do everything in my power to avert and avoid catastrophe.
The Badge of Humanity
When I first started to write The Obolonk Murders, I had no plan and no idea it would turn into three books. At this point, I knew I really needed to finish up already. One thing Untrustworthy has proven, over and over again, is the value of an outline.
Polymer
Review – The Polymer Beat The Polymer Beat moves the Obolonk action toward not just the robots […]
The Obolonk Murders
In the meantime, the best thing about the Obolonks is the world building. It is potentially the best-built world I have ever created. Hence the sequels. There's plenty of room in this universe.
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