Writing

Writing The Right Story

Writing The Right Story

We’re going to continue our NaNoWriMo theme. But just so you don’t think that this is only for NaNoWriMo, this advice is going to be, hopefully, solid for anyone who is writing. What do I mean by the title, Writing the Right Story? Does it […]

NaNoWriMo Adventures: Keeping Your Inner Editor Quiet

NaNoWriMo Adventures: Keeping Your Inner Editor Quiet

As of today, NaNoWriMo has officially begun, and Peder and I couldn’t be more excited! We will warn you that our posts will likely become a bit shorter/simpler this month as we try to conserve our writing energies and limited time resources for our NaNo needs (or […]

Write You Fools! – NaNoWriMo

Write You Fools! – NaNoWriMo

So last year with Nerdologists getting started about this time (Happy Birthday to Us!), Kristen and I weren’t able to write for NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month). However, the two years prior, thanks to Kristen, I’ve done NaNoWriMo along with her. A quick overview […]

Writing Fantasy 101: Characters — Antagonists

Writing Fantasy 101: Characters — Antagonists

I’m going to wrap up this series by talking about writing the Antagonist of your story. The starting point for writing an antagonist, that I’d recommend, is going through many of the same details we did with the protagonist. There is often a temptation to […]

Writing Fantasy 101: Characters — Protagonists

Writing Fantasy 101: Characters — Protagonists

This is the topic I was going to write on last week, but here it is now — the first of two parts on writing characters. Protagonists These are the good guys, the main characters of your story — for that reason, they are generally more […]

Writing Fantasy 101: Plot

Writing Fantasy 101: Plot

I thought about discussing characters in this next post on writing, as I think that is where more people suffer when it comes to writing fiction, and where I tend to struggle as well. But without a good plot, you won’t have a good story 99% […]

Writing Fantasy 101

Writing Fantasy 101

So, let me start out by saying that I’m no expert when it comes to writing fantasy. I haven’t been published, and there are some good writers out there, like Patrick Rothfuss, who writes the Kingkiller Chronicles, and Tony Lee, who writes comic books, who […]