I’ve been meaning to dissect a book for sometime on this blog. I feel that, as a writer, you can’t really get good at writing until you’ve broken down another work of fiction — to, in essence, start reading like a writer. So let’s start out with Cinder by Marissa Meyer, the first book in […]
This is a general post of mine. I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, but I think I’m going to try to do this. As anyone who knows me in my personal life would know, I love reading. I also love Let’s Plays. So I’m thinking of combining them. I’m going to try out reading […]
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are teaming up to create a trilogy of Star Wars movies. The duo successfully adapted George R.R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy epic to the screen, but will the style of Game of Thrones mesh with Star Wars?
When Star Wars The Last Jedi came out, I realized that Star Wars fans don’t understand Chekhov’s Gun. I spent a lot of time on the Star Wars subreddit and the Youtube space following the release of the newest film. I personally loved the film. I though it told a brilliant story about dealing with […]
Younger me, you need to stop comparing yourself to other writers.
I remember seeing all the bulky television screens and outdated Polaroid cameras, seeing cars fly through streets illuminated by neon lights, with huge-ass Atari logos glaring down at all like Big Brother.
But not a single cell phone, laptop, or even digital-based piece of technology.
I browsed the net for some time this morning in search of some article articulating my biggest writer insecurities. I looked for the words that relayed all the sorts of nervous tension that builds up inside when you’re writing up a storm, yet, at the end of the day, have nothing to show for it. […]
The thing with contradictory feedback in writing is this: how do you take it all in? If one of your readers tells you “Hey, Character A is awesome,” while another says “I don’t understand Character A at all,” it is tempting to just shrug off the negative feedback, and look to the positive. It’s also tempting to bend to negative criticism immediately, and just fix whatever you think is broken.
I learned yesterday that Ursula K Le Guin passed away.
HG Wells is often overlooked by science fiction fans. A lot of fans tend to praise Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clark, Heinlein, Herbert–a lot of great writers who I adore as well. However, people forget that HG Wells and Jules Verne are in many respects pioneers in the genre back when it was in its […]