Making Misaki (or How Not to Create a Protagonist) (Guest Post Sample)

A post in which I discuss the creative process behind the character of Misaki from The Sword of Kaigen. (Header artwork by Tiffany Jones) With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t something I regret; I don’t believe… Continue reading Making Misaki (or How Not to Create a Protagonist) (Guest Post Sample)

Writing Fighting: Action as Character & Conversation (Guest Post Sample)

A post in which I review what I learned about writing action scenes while working on The Sword of Kaigen. With 2019 coming to a close, I realized that I've actually written far more Theonite-related content for other people’s blogs than my own. This isn’t something I regret; I don’t believe I’ve ever mistaken myself… Continue reading Writing Fighting: Action as Character & Conversation (Guest Post Sample)

A Gardener’s Guide to Character Writing – 6 exercises to create a functional & fully realized character

The following 6-point guide to character writing is comprised of two 3-point guides. The first three exercises should help you create a functional character. The next three should help you turn that functional character into a compelling one. You know those lists of questions intended to help writers develop their characters? What is your character’s… Continue reading A Gardener’s Guide to Character Writing – 6 exercises to create a functional & fully realized character