When it comes to naming characters, I draw maps, diagrams, scribbles, but ultimately blanks. I got this unusual one off the back of a cereal box. No, not really. But the story if I could remember it was probably that amazing. Maybe I was eating fast food when inspiration struck, because… I named my main character in Crossroads, … More Crossroads: Jackson Bloyd
This is my first ever podcast!!!!!!!!! And I did it in a submarine! (JK, but I plan to upgrade my mic in the future.) In it, I share three thoughts on “defining your writing voice”. #1. Your writing voice should be your character’s voice #2. Your writing voice will vary by genre AND story length … More Podcast: Defining Your Writing Voice
In a room lit by a single, flickering lightbulb over a cold steel table, I am about to be interrogated. I am not under court martial–yet. The results of this debriefing will determine my future. What did you work on this month? Lots of things. Lots and lots of things. Projects, chores, education, projects… I … More April Debriefing
Phoenix — Paul Willis’ regular posting stopped April 8th after a lengthy struggle with aggressive writer’s block. Paul Willis is a veteran of NaNoWriMo, where he brought his first novel’s first draft to over 50,000 words. He grew up on the planet called earth, the only son of his mother and father. As a child, … More Obituary of the Late Paul Willis
Camp NaNoWriMo is going well, or rather, I’m still alive… My sister, Anna, is a fellow camper and she volunteered to help me create this video; a dramatic portrayal of the camper’s experience. Disclaimer: No authors were harmed in the making of this video (except when I banged my elbow really hard trying to roll … More No Authors Harmed…
I was tagged by Crystal at Crystal’s Adventures for Christ! Now I’m it and you get to hear me be grilled. Thanks for the tag, Crystal! There are rules for the “Blue Sky Tag.” Thank the person who tagged you (done!) Answer their 11 questions (read the following) Tag 11 people Give them 11 questions to … More Blue Sky Tag
Yes, I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo. The project: editing Crossroads through to 70,000 words. I’m calling it a rewrite. This post is late. There are good reasons. I must return to camp. Just watch the video.