2019 will mark my 8th year participating in NaNoWriMo, and hopefully, my fifth win and seventh completed book draft. If you're new…


In part 1, I discussed the first Act of a 3-Act story and used Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone as the example. I also talked about…


Grave of the Fireflies is a Studio Ghibli movie from 1988. It has all the charm and beauty of Ghibli movies and all of the tragedy as well…


If you've ever looked up anything about writing a story or a book, you might have come across numerous different methods on how to structure…


I picked up another /r/writingprompts prompt. This one is basically the opposite of the last one: As the Empire descends upon Earth despite…


I decided to pick up some writing prompts off /r/writingprompts on Reddit and get back into things. Here's the prompt: The Solar System has…


Two weeks ago was the best day of Kaiden’s life, his fifth birthday. His birthdays had always been the best days but this time around…


Similar to my Dev Updates on my tech blog, I wanted to share with my readers the progress I’ve made in terms of writing and to announce…


Earlier this week, I finally expressed something I wasn't able to admit to myself: "I want to do a lot of different things but I can't. And…


I've gone through five NaNos and won three of them (almost four, finished a week late last year) and during that time, I've learned a great…


The presentation had Jerry completely enamored. Once in a while, he would tab over to twitter to see who commented on the new technology…


The waterfall crashed into the lake below, creating a foaming layer on top. The Traveler watched it with interest but soon got bored. He had…


The road was long and harsh, just like any other road that I walked on during my journey. There was nothing in sight at the moment but that…


The concrete blocks paved way from Jennifer's school all the way to her neighborhood but it seemed to be more for show than use. Jennifer…


"How much do you want to bet that big buffoon of a knight will come running back any minute now?" Lucas laughed over his pint of beer. He…


Writing female characters has become a pretty hot topic in the writing community. It's sometimes brushed off with "I write characters…


For the past several years, I've struggled with writing something real, something very personal and raw. Now, I can't remember the first…


For a while now, I've felt an obligation to write in a certain manner. For blog posts, I felt like they needed to teach something and if…


I can't remember exactly when, but I joined HabitRPG at some point. It might have been last year, or the year before that. However, last…


I thought you were my fire, and burn my life you did. Whence I rose from ashes, indebted I felt. You were a firework display, to warm my…


Anonymity has become crucial in the fastly times and we need to allow it and enforce it so that one can speak without distinction, without…


I dream of yesterday, a day full of dreams. Perhaps a better time? Yet, one thought, one focus passed back to those days, find the truth. It…


On July 6th 2014, my first novel went on sale on Amazon. After a long and difficult journey, I checked off the item on my bucket list and…


"Haron! Haron!" the boy called out to his best friend, waving over the pasture, "Come over here!" he cupped his hands around his mouth like…


A note about the story: I wrote a book a couple of years ago called "Aether Origins", it's a second book in a series. As part of editing the…


I don't often write about my past or my personal life. I like to write about my professional life, my thoughts on writing itself, and about…


Having recently finished the Story A Day May challenge, I am full of opinions on writing short stories. And how could I not be. I've just…


"I'm sorry sir, we're just closed." "How can you be closed? You shouldn't ever be closed!" "You should try Hell, sir, they might still be…


"Today marks the day where I am the oldest of you. I guess it's my last party," I started, trying to remember the speech I had prepared…


"You know what Charlie? I'm damn tired of these street walkers around here, so full of themselves." "Yeah, but what are you gonna do," the…


I went to bed that night, my head full of thoughts. It took me several hours to close my eyes and fall asleep. I rarely ever remember my…


When Jack died, he found himself first in complete darkness where he stayed for several months. First driving himself crazy, but then…


The Ugly Man "Damn!" he looked down at his body, "Just damn. I hit the damn fucking lottery." He looked back at the mirror, touching his…


It was exactly 1692, two hundred years after we had gone to visit them and to teach them. At that point, the kingdoms decided to not pursue…


John barely remembered sunrise and now he stared directly into the sunset. "I won't see day again," he muttered angrily. John was fortunate…


"Don't worry Dad, I'll take care of the company." "You better. You know, I was a little worried about you, growing up as such a hippie…


Preword Before the story starts, I'd like to talk about what inspired this story and some background on it. About 10 years ago, my best…


The protesters were screaming loudly outside of the building. They could not believe that humanity was taking such a risky step. Their…


"Avada Kedavra," the words were spoken and one could feel the electricity and magic in the air. It flowed through me into my wand, exiting…


I inhaled sharply, the blackness in front of my eyes disappearing to show a white room. "Where am I?" I tried to say but heard only a…


"Prepare for trouble," Jessie said to me that day. It was more of a standard greeting by then rather than a promise of a threat. "You too…


"Sir, you have fifteen seconds," the lady behind the counter said to me, "And remember, you are not allowed to disclose any information that…


note: Totally not my style of writing. The second I walked into the room, the stench infiltrated my nostrils. "What is this?" I asked my…


"Father, what is it like to be old?" She asked the man as he washed the dishes. The little girl's mother was in a different room. "Old?" he…


Ever since she was little, Lara had the ability to find things that others could not find, and to find directions and roads that did not…


"We need an article, anything tomorrow," the publisher pleaded, "One of the writers just quit." "Well, you gotta give me something, a topic…


No, this article is not about making political deals while holding a big club, nor is it about intimidation, nor about "measure twice, cut…


Every day, I go through my day as best as I can. I put everything I can into my work, into who I am, and into what I love. Yet, every day I…


I do wish I were more eloquent. Like one of those people who seem to have the most beautiful and profound things to say, all the time. - Dan…


When I read that Google is releasing a developer preview for their watch platform, I immediately thought "Not more screens!". While living…


On the way to work a few weeks ago, I was reading an article that made HackerNews headlines a few weeks ago called I want and it spurred a…


sand Jim walked through the desert alone. His leather-like suit with a cooling system making him invincible to the heat. He could see no end…


Slipping into the abyss, but not darkness. Falling into peril, with no danger to fear But one’s fear. A white noise within, a blockage of…


Just about every day on /r/writing on reddit, someone posts a question about how to be a better writer. It's mainly beginners seeking to…


So editing your novel can be the hardest thing you do. It's what turns crap into very well polished crap, and it's what removes the dirt…


I started writing my second NaNoWriMo novel this year and I learned a good deal from the experience, even more than last year, my first…


You ask me to describe the feeling, the feeling goes like this: I was thrown into the waters, to swim through the rivers of the world. I…


Every year, I have a tradition that I follow on my birthday and most of the time, I force my friends to follow it too. Or rather, I…


Born again, new, seeking future. Every day, every minute we nurture an illusion of past, of identity but every second we are new…


I’m sure we’ve all heard that phrase before, “just doing my job”. But in the context of this article, I don’t mean to use this as a means of…


Before I start writing about all my thoughts or just posting my poetry in general, I wanted to write about WHY I grouped all these topics…


(warning, spoilers) I'm almost done with the series and I have to tell you that I'm completely in love with this show. I appreciate it just…


I recently posted a comment on the topic on Reddit and so I thought I'd summarize what I meant and what I've learned during my conversations…


It happens sometimes that you catch a pokemon and you stay with it but then you realize it's not really as powerful as you thought and no…


stargate I started rewatching SGU and actually found it to be a good show. When I first started watching it when it came out, I was…


Seeing many adventures discussed on /r/pokemon subreddit, I've wanted to pay my own respects to my teams through the years and also discuss…