Tag Archive | writers

Who Are You?

You are a Goddess. The power to weave worlds rests within you. Every time your fingers press down on keys or put pen to paper you strike the anvil at the foot of the Forge of Creation. There will be many scattered pieces, broken worlds, shattered kingdoms, still born characters, but in the end you […]

TV Tropes Monday: Magic Tool

Tweet of the Day: Three Secrets of Three-Dimensional Antagonist ——- It slices, it dices, it manages your stock portfolio, arranges your wedding reception, and babysits your children. It is the Magic Tool! Real life multi-tools are nowhere as versatile as this trope. Its real power is how it helps the writer to extricate his story […]

Weekend Wrapup: October 12-18

  Tweet of the Day: 8 Elements to NAILING Your Plot & Owning NaNo ——- Oh this week…. The week of something awful. That vague feeling that nothing is right with the world. Mind you, if you’re keeping up with the news there is a lot of people screaming about a lot of scary things, […]

Lessons from the Aether: AD&D and Transitioning Your Heroes from Outsiders to Insiders

  Tweet of the Day: Character or Ciphers? Which Are You Casting in Your Story? ——- Heroes are often outsiders, people with little socioeconomic power or rebels against the status quo. But once they defeat the bad guy and are given a position of power, the story is over. Few writers can make the transition […]

World Building Wednesday: Ceremonies of State

  Tweet of the Day: Writing is still about rejection, even if you are self-published ——– The new monarch get’s anointed with holy oils and holds a sword and scepter as badges of office. A new president stands in the cold January air giving the first speech of his four years in office. These are […]

Weekend Roundup: April 27 – May 3

  Tweet of the Day: Hawk at Sunset ——- Yes, once again we find ourselves with a dearth of posts. A veritable void of words, or should I say ideas that never took form, hence the void. But, gentle reader, I managed to diagnosed the problem. Hello Writer’s Block, my old friend! Yes, I call […]

Space for Rent: Point of Change

    Tweet of the Day: The Politics of Science Fiction ——- If you, like me, exists in the world of writers and their books, you might have heard about the #WeNeedDiverseBooks social media campaign. It is a simple campaign directed at the book industry, from authors to publishers and libraries to write, publish and […]

TV Tropes Monday: Path of Inspiration

  Tweet of the Day: Inspiration ——– Regardless of how logical we think we are, we all, yes everybody, believes in something that is irrational or unproven. The Path of Inspiration was built to exploit this. I know, I know, some of you are thinking that all religions fit the bill. But no, we are […]

TV Tropes Monday: Lady of War

  Tweet of the Day: Make Your Own Longbow; Or, What You Will ——– The Lady of War is not a woman with a gun or a gender-swapped character model in a video games. She is a Mistress of Conflict, refined, beautiful and deadly. She may carry a rapier instead of a broadsword. She is […]

Weekend Roundup: February 9-15

Tweet of the Day: Ten Things About Petitions and Freedom of Speech ——- A belated Happy Valentine’s Day for those who follow such things. You may have noticed a bit of eclectic posting this past couple of weeks. Like I said, I am trying a new formula where in I focus on one theme or […]