Character Development is Overrated

What is this heresy, you might be asking? Everyone always says character development is so important in stories! Well, it’s not quite so simple as that. I’ve thought a bit about this for a while now, but after seeing 1917 this week and watching a few reviews of it, I decided to actually write this. See,…

2020 Beckons!

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you enjoyed any celebrations you attended, and I hope the new year–and decade–has gotten off to a great start! So last week, I released my sum-up of my 2019, focusing on writing related stuff but touching on other personal developments as well. Now, about a week into the new year–and…

Galaxy Ascendant 4 Is Here!

It’s that time again! I’m proud to announce the official release of book 4 in the Galaxy Ascendant series, A Fiery Reckoning Part 1: Ascendancy’s Rise. Without getting into spoilers, the book picks up soon after the momentous events at the end of book 3, A Shifting Alliance, as the war took a drastic turn,…

My Outlining Process/Writing Method: That of a Shaper

So much has been written and said about novel outlined over the years that I had, until recently, never considered it worthwhile to do so myself, beyond occasionally mentioning that I did outline my books–with fairly lengthy outlines. To start off, I’m sure most of you have heard of the gardener vs architect (or pantser…