Recently I had to write a short story for my writing classes. I had, of course, been looking forward to this assignment all school year. The story was based on a one-shot I had written two to three years ago, and was one of my favorite descriptive pieces. The opening is that one-shot, lightly edited. Anyway, … Continue reading Best Served Cold (A short story)
I know I have been slacking on this blog. I've been incredibly busy with school, making videos, writing 5+ stories (and starting more, because I'm just that smart), and also trying to have some form of a social life. I will be trying to upload a real post again soon, but for now, here's a … Continue reading Not Abandoned
Hello all. You may remember a post or two ago I told you all I had recently set up my Patreon account. Well, I have also set up several other various accounts over the past couple weeks, and it would mean a lot if you guys could go check them out for me. YouTube! This is … Continue reading Expanding the Horizon
One thing that is pretty much required for any good story is characters of any kind. Generally, when starting to organize your thoughts on a plot, you start with the general setting and course of the story line. You have a vague idea of how many main characters you want, generally you know what age and … Continue reading Creating a Character
Hey guys! I understand that I have not updated in a while. I've been fairly busy and I have started a draft that's actually about writing, but I have not finished. Hopefully I'll have it up soon. Anyway, I am going to ask you to click here: https://www.patreon.com/theravenwriter?ty=h I have posted very little of my … Continue reading Important!
As I mentioned in my last post, a friend of mine and I are doing monthly challenges. This month was her choice again (last month my choice was to rewrite separately something the two of us collaborated on a long time ago). We each created a playlist of 31 songs and gave it to to … Continue reading Strengths and Weaknesses
With writing, it's really easy to "forget" or "run out of time" to write. Sometimes, when you come back, it's good, because there are a ton of ideas and plenty of energy. Most times, it's bad. The gears are rusted and the creative valve tightly closed. To avoid the latter, one of my best friends … Continue reading Writing Challenges
Today I have accomplished the almost-impossible. Something I've seen so many people start and give up after a few days. Something that gets me surprised and impressed looks wherever I go (provided the topic comes up). Yes, that's right. Today I won NaNoWriMo 2015. And I'm pretty much brain dead. I'm also only about two … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015: Won!
NaNoWriMo 2015 is well underway, and this is my first post during the event. I would have posted sooner, but, y'know, writing... So far I'd say it's been mostly okay. I really disliked my characters at first, but when I finally got them developed the way I needed them, I started to like them again. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015
Well, it's that time of year again. National Novel Writing Month is write right around the corner, so it's time to prepare for a month of roller coasters, both emotionally related and plot related. This year I'm doing another futuristic novel. But it's not another end-of-civilization premise. My idea for this year is about mutant cyborgs who … Continue reading Planning for NaNoWriMo 2015: Character Development (Part One)