Worldbuilding…and Conflict

Clearly if you've been reading the blog, you know about my love for Tolkien.  I also love Jim Butcher, Brent Weeks, Roger Zelazny and C.S. Lewis.  And yet, as I read through How to Write the Breakout Novel, I am seeing why I love them.  The worlds are real, tangible.  The stakes are high and … Continue reading Worldbuilding…and Conflict

Inspiration vs. Perspiration

Inspiration is well...fickle.  But when it arrives, you can't get enough.  You write and the time just sails by.  It's glorious.  You are merely a conduit for the words spilling out on the page.  And then---inspiration leaves.  She gathers up her things and before you can say "thank you ma'am," she's already vanished.  No fanfare, … Continue reading Inspiration vs. Perspiration