Changing habits has to be one of the hardest challenges that a person can face. Forming a new habit takes sustained effort, and breaking bad habits could prove even more frustrating. This is why abruptly changing is not enough.
Building Fictional Worlds Part I: Setting and Characterization When building a fictional setting, the connection between your characters and the world they live could make or break the believability of your creations. Deepening the connection between the landscape and your characters is therefore very important.
It was Saturday morning, and I stared at a half-written scene in the all-to-familiar agony of writer's block. My usual urge to craft a scene had left me, and my cat, Horton, made a bed of my forearms. The time had finally come to do something else.
On my way to work, the sun is rising, I look across a snowy field, and a flock of birds scatters into the air like flakes of debris from a campfire. I hear a navy SEAL sternly recount the horrors of war. He talks about discipline in everyday life, and I absorb his words through my headphones.
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Lyra’s Oxford Philip Pullman published his trilogy, His Dark Materials in 1995. The three main books in the series included: Northern Lights (The Golden Compass in the U.S.) The Amber Spyglass The Subtle Knife Lyra’s Oxford is a companion novel to the set, along with Once Upon a Time in the North. When I was … Continue reading How One Children’s Fantasy Book Inspired Me to Rethink My Artistic Process…
Here's a coffee question for this week: Do you have an art blog where you post your images and/or creative process? If not, do you post your work on any other photo-sharing or portfolio sites? Feel free to post a link to your site in the comments so we may visit and see your work! I'm so … Continue reading Do you have an art blog where you post your images and creative process? Join the conversation.
For those of you who don't know, I'm a middle school teacher who is also trying to write a twelve-book fantasy saga in my spare time. It's the most amazing job in the world, as I get to work with children and their writing. To do my job correctly, I need to be efficient and … Continue reading Saturday Writing Session # 2 – Take-aways from five hours of writing
Recently, I have been working on The Witch's Uprising, the first book in my nine-novel fantasy series A Thousand Watchful Eyes. This blog post includes quotes from the series.
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