The life, the process, Writing

My writing habits

I am a pantser when it comes to writing. I have my general plotline, my world, and my character and then it is all flying by the seat of my pants. It is how I roll. And it works for me. For one novel I wrote, I tried an outline, but I am not that organized that… Continue reading My writing habits

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ideas, the process, Writing

Insomniac ideas

I loathe insomnia. I've had chronic insomnia since I was a teen. Back then it never was a real problem because, well, you don't have any real obligations and responsibilities you have to adhere to. It was the same at university, I'd just schedule classes for a little later. But as an adult, I have to… Continue reading Insomniac ideas

the process

Half in the parallel universe

You know you are a writer when even your dreams are consumed by characters... not you. By plot-lines and magic and fictional lands and mystery. I love dreaming for that. However, even awake I am consumed by these plots and ideas. I will start daydreaming at the oddest of times. Have these mini conversations in… Continue reading Half in the parallel universe

About Writing, the process

Character mapping and profiles

I generally speaking keep a notebook on each novel I write for ideas. In there I include character profiles. I have descriptors I use. Traits I want to keep in mind for future reference. I keep it fairly simple and this is the method I have always used. It is interesting to map out your… Continue reading Character mapping and profiles

the process, Writing

Looking at the Antagonist

  Check out: Ten Tips for a Terrific Antagonist I love a good antagonist. One point that really stuck out for me was: 4. Make sure your antagonist—at least in his own mind—has justification for everything he does. He has to believe he’s in the right, otherwise your reader won’t feel he’s real and will… Continue reading Looking at the Antagonist