A TALE IN BLACK AND WHITE The flash of lightning illuminated the rain-drenched gray stones of the castle walls. The deep rolling thunder shook his bones soon after. He ran a trembling hand over his brow. Sweat and rain mixed with the dirt and mud covering him. The high wall’s stones suffered the elements forContinue reading “PRIMARY COLORS”
Tag Archives: fantasy
Hi, and welcome back. Last week, I ran a poll on Twitter to find out what authors thought about Emotional Engagement. The most surprising response was “What? I never heard of it.” I included that option trying for humor but turned out to be an honest to goodness answer. I’ll start by illustrating the concept.Continue reading “Emotional Engagement”
In Medias Res
In medias res translates from Latin as “in the midst of things”. Today, the advice of many academics, authors, and writers is that you should begin your narrative by plunging your Main Character (MC) into a crucial situation that is part of a related chain of events. The situation may or may not be theContinue reading “In Medias Res”
Every Story Has Been Told Before
Every story has already been told. Really? How come, then, just in self-published novels there were well over one million in Amazon last year? If we include what’s been published in the traditional publishing route, we will be up in the two million-plus novels, easy. Keep in mind, that does not include the novels that,Continue reading “Every Story Has Been Told Before”
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. What are you up to, quoting the Bard of Avon, you ask? I’m glad you did. I have discussed book covers in another one of my posts. How they are veryContinue reading “Book Titles”
Vry Kolakas – a modern vampire story
A Forensic Psychologist is visited by a strange person, who is he? What does he want? Come and find out.
Readability, reaching a wider audience
Welcome back. What is readability? Good question. Technically, the word refers to the quality of being legible or decipherable. In plain English, it refers to the quality of being easy or enjoyable to read. As writers, we strive to make our work as attractive as possible. We pay attention to grammar, syntax, and all theContinue reading “Readability, reaching a wider audience”
The first Short Story is coming tomorrow!
Time for the first blog post. As I wrote before, I plan to blog about my writing journey, the things I learn, and the like. I also will post short stories every two weeks. The first one is coming tomorrow, July 31st. This short story came about as a result of the Autocrit Challenge, DestinationContinue reading “The first Short Story is coming tomorrow!”