Writing character relationships that are realistic requires thinking about how relationships work. How and why do people interact in symbiotic or confrontational ways? I've come … [Read more...] about Writing Character Relationships by Using Real Connections
Ghost Rider is the name of several fictional supernatural antiheroes appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Marvel had previously used the name for a Western character whose name was … [Read more...] about Ghost Rider : The Spirit of Vengeance – Which One is Best and Why?
I celebrate when one of my characters appears in my mind’s eye fully formed. However, the reality is that for most of us, this is a rare occurrence. Certain techniques are required to creating … [Read more...] about Creating Compelling Character Traits That Will Hook Your Readers
I’ve been hard at work the past couple of months on getting A New Destiny finished up and ready for release. I’ve cleaned up and completed three chapters and am up to 35,000 words on the way to 90,000 … [Read more...] about Four Easy Steps to Create a Character That is Compelling
I used to devour Science Fiction as a kid. At some point I started to believe the lie that it was a waste of my time and totally against all I was supposed to believe. I’ve finally realized that that … [Read more...] about What Is The New Legacy Science Fiction Book Series About?
So, what do you all think of the cover to Afterworld's prologue, The Event? … [Read more...] about Cover for ‘The Event’ Prologue to ‘Afterworld’
After a REALLY long and pretty crappy night of sleep last week, my brain decided to wake me at 2 AM and give me several very large pieces of a story (main character, first line prompt, world, story … [Read more...] about A Conversation With My Brain About A Story On Little Sleep
I love to write Science Fiction. I've been doing it since I can remember. I wrote, or should I say drew, my first story when I was 10 years old. I distinctly remember watching Buck Rogers in the 25th … [Read more...] about Why I Write Science Fiction – Science Fiction Author
Last week I shared 10 important questions writers should ask themselves when creating Science Fiction worlds. As I said before, world-building is one of the most important gears in the machine that is … [Read more...] about Creating Science Fiction Worlds Part II: 10 More Questions
Creating Science Fiction Worlds is one of the most important gears in the machine that is Science Fiction writing. World-Building is the art of convincing a reader that a fictitious place exists. Your … [Read more...] about Creating Science Fiction Worlds: 10 Important Questions