Feasibility Matters

We naturally follow a “what’s in it for me” law in everything we do, be it the pursuit of a hobby (fun overweighs the cost), a job (money overweighs the effort) or an investment (gain overweighs the risk). Even if we’re not aware of it, we’re always performing this comparison in our minds, and logicallyContinue reading “Feasibility Matters”

Descriptions – The Devil’s In The Details

I hated writing descriptions, because I seemed to never get them to feel right. I was swaying from info-dumps to lapidary sketches and back again like a pendulum, never quite making the most effective things stand out or conveying the desired mood. Then I started to pay attention to the descriptions that worked in theContinue reading “Descriptions – The Devil’s In The Details”

13 Aspects About Aliens You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you want to write sci-fi, or even if you’re just a curious reader, there are a handful of screwy aspects about aliens that you need to watch out for. So here’s where it’s at. 1. Aliens should be alien If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, you can call itContinue reading “13 Aspects About Aliens You Shouldn’t Ignore”

Plot Your Novel In 7 Steps

I’ve been plowing the vast planes of the writing advice world for a fertile plot structure that my WIP can grow on. After much studying and many crumpled outline experiments, I finally patched together a structure that fits. I’ll relay the distilled version in a moment. But first I must give the due credit toContinue reading “Plot Your Novel In 7 Steps”