Archetypes are recurring patterns (plot structures, symbols, character types, themes) that occur in mythology, religion, and stories across cultures and time periods. They embody universal meanings and basic human experiences and can evoke unconscious responses in a reader. For writers, archetypes are tools to employ that can deepen a reader's understanding and emotional connection to a character … Continue reading 10 Hero-Character Archetypes
With #GoT on my mind, I wandered around online a bit to see if Thrones scribe George R.R. Martin had ever published anything specific about writing advice.
While it's been a hectic few weeks as the school year wrapped up, I've still been working on my writing. Currently, I spend most of my time editing the first draft of my novel that I finished a few months ago. It's a long process. I've decided to post an old short story of mine, and … Continue reading A short story: The Jambalaya Pull
March 28th, 2011. 11:47 PM. ("A red letter date", as Dr. Emmit Brown would call it, but just for me, not science.) It'll be a moment in time forever etched into the stone of my memory. The last one awake in an house that finds quiet only in the rarest moments, I finished the first … Continue reading A Work In Progress
So, I'm sitting, sipping on a Noble Pils, and getting ready to try and hammer out the final chapter of the novel I've been working on for the better part of ten years. It's had several incarnations, but, should I finish the draft here this evening, it will mark the first time I truly have … Continue reading Chapter One preview?