Recently I realized that I like to repeat not just character types, but character ensembles. And my lack of creativity scared me.Continue reading “Writers, Here’s Why It’s Impossible to Rip Yourself Off”
I wiped out hard this holiday season.Continue reading “‘Tis the Season to Relax-y”
So you’ve written 500 pages of your novel. Problem: you need a hundred more before you finish. And it’s really wearing on you.Continue reading “End the Slog: How to Write, Finish, and Have Fun Doing It”
I told the world I would write every day. Then I stopped for a week. And now writing is scary again.Continue reading “How to Write After You Break the Streak”
LitRPGs are like books plus video games. And while most websites defining them will assume you already know a lot about video games, I’ll pretend you’re my mom, who hates them and has no idea what kinds of books I’ve been editing for the past several months.
This explanation will be slow and methodical.Continue reading “What Is a LitRPG? A Simple Guide for the Deeply Confused”
I’m striving to create a world that’s small but rich with hidden secrets. We don’t always have to save the world!Continue reading “Writing a Small-Scope LitRPG?”
How’d I get here, and what can you do if you’re in my shoes?Continue reading “Oops! My “Quick Side Project” is Consuming Untold Years”
“I’d love to make a comic. If only I could draw…” Stop right there, buster.
Anyone can draw. Not everyone can make a still life—not everyone can hold a pencil with perfect poise—but everyone can get marks on the paper.Continue reading “How to Draw Comics (When You Can’t Draw)”