The Character Arcs in Star Trek Deep Space Nine

With all this new Star Trek coming out (Picard, Discovery, Lower Decks), I thought it high time to revive a blog series I’d forgotten about. Earlier this year, I analyzed the cast of Star Trek Voyager and assigned each member of the main crew their arc. Today, I’m going to take a look at theContinue reading “The Character Arcs in Star Trek Deep Space Nine”

I Created Pinterest Boards for my Characters.

They say many things are best left to the imagination. While that’s, for the most part, a true statement, sometimes creating visuals can help your writing process. That’s why so many writers create those grids and aesthetics that still pop up on Twitter from time to time. I’ve got about twenty on this Pinterest boardContinue reading “I Created Pinterest Boards for my Characters.”

My Multiple MC Problem

Even though I’ve done a lot of writing since childhood, this is the first time I’ve attempted something as big as Project Firedamp. Not only are there a lot of moving parts, historical facts to keep straight, and cultural differences to look out for, things are in their early stages and I’ve got time toContinue reading “My Multiple MC Problem”

How Removing One Villain Solved Everything

I’m one of those people who learn lessons the hard way. It’s a stubborn streak I inherited from three of my grandparents. As much as I love them – thanks guys. Some cycles are harder to break than others. This can be applied to characters you create for stories as well. You fall in loveContinue reading “How Removing One Villain Solved Everything”

When a Character Says Goodbye

I always thought writers were crazy when they Tweeted about their characters “speaking” to them. For the first time since my novel’s conception, I experienced a “sayōnara” moment with my original villain. Now I know what all those “crazy writers” were talking about. And you know what? I’m now one of them. Yay! The downsideContinue reading “When a Character Says Goodbye”

I Picked Theme Songs for Five Characters in My WIP

After seeing this tag ’round the Twitter-verse, I thought it was a great idea for a writerly blog post. The tricky part was finding songs for Victorian era folks. We begin with Junius – a hopeful kid with a tragic past and nefarious future. Just like the song I chose for him, it starts offContinue reading “I Picked Theme Songs for Five Characters in My WIP”

Thoughts One Week Ahead of #RevPit

What is your general feeling as a writer prepping for #RevPit right now? Stressed? Perhaps. Are you ready or far from it? Maybe you’re not participating and you’re tired of hearing others go on and on about it. I suppose now would a good time to explain exactly what #RevPit is. This is an annualContinue reading “Thoughts One Week Ahead of #RevPit”