JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 1)

So, this past weekend, I attended JordanCon 5. It is my third time attending JordanCon, which to this day is still the only convention I have gone to. Here I will explain why I did so for the third year in a row, and why I have no regrets about getting up at 4:00am Friday,Continue reading “JordanCon 2013 Recap: Why You Should Come Next Year (Part 1)”

Yom Ha’atzmaut: When Fantasy Becomes Reality

[Before I start, just a brief remark on the bombing at the Boston Marathon yesterday. I, like probably all of Twitter, tweeted about it, but as this post is coming just a day later, I figure I should probably put a quick word in here. I’d like to send my deepest sympathies to everyone affected by yesterday’s attack.Continue reading “Yom Ha’atzmaut: When Fantasy Becomes Reality”

When There Is No Time

So, I haven’t posted anything here in a while. The title of this post might be a hint as to why that is. So many things have been eating into my time as of late, primarily general college stuff like coursework and applying to Masters Programs, as well as the Passover holiday, which eats aContinue reading “When There Is No Time”

Review of Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops: Control Point (Possibly Minor Spoilers)

I’ve been thinking for a little while now about doing reviews here every once in a while, but I wasn’t sure how to implement it/how to decide what to do. In the end, I decided that I would only do reviews of books I’ve recently read, as opposed to books I read a while back.Continue reading “Review of Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops: Control Point (Possibly Minor Spoilers)”

You Got Fantasy In My Sci-Fi/You Got Sci-Fi In My Fantasy

The Fantasy and Science Fiction have an interesting relationship. Very often they are grouped together, by bookstores, fans, and writers alike (often abbreviated as SF/F). It’s particularly interesting because it’s not something really seen elsewhere. Yes, other genres can be grouped together, and when you factor in subgenres or books that specifically combine one orContinue reading “You Got Fantasy In My Sci-Fi/You Got Sci-Fi In My Fantasy”

When You Know Too Much

After I chose the title for this post, I realized that the title itself could be used for a number of writing related discussions. here, however, it’s when the writer knows too much. Research is important, even when writing in completely fictional worlds. There are always thing we take from the real world, and thoseContinue reading “When You Know Too Much”

Creating a Non-Human Character and Species

So last time I talked about what goes through my mind when creating my non-human characters, and it’s only fair that I share an example of me doing just that. It’ll be a little complicated, obviously, by the fact that I am not yet published, so there’s no way to truly see the finished product.Continue reading “Creating a Non-Human Character and Species”

A Memory of Light and Payoff (no spoilers)

(Just as a note, there might be spoilers for Mass Effect 3, but there will be NO spoilers from A Memory of Light.) (I feel like I rambled a bit in this, but I think I got my point across, and I hope you find it useful.) In recent months, more than one series I loved haveContinue reading “A Memory of Light and Payoff (no spoilers)”