One word at a time. Such is how a writer’s quest for perfection exhausts imagination. The craft of writing is subject to overthinking. Analysis of prose can be useful, yet when it becomes the dominant priority, the heart of a story perishes. With loss of heart follows loss of passion. Excessive editing, obsession with grammar […]

In Your Character’s Mind

For authors, the practice of delving into the thoughts, feelings, and processes of our characters is extremely important. The depth of this process for each character is dictated by the level of focus a story maintains on the particular character. NPC-types don’t need much, if any, exploration into the internal except for a lark. Protagonists […]

Exercise 0011 – “mb” 06/11 SoCS

a word with “mb” in that order in it. Prompt for SoCS on June 11, 2016 from LindaGHill Sweetness of the gods, Ambrosia known as nectar under the great trees of the highest mountain peaks. Forbidden to human, the mortals that dwell upon the flatlands of the Earthly realm. It is strange, to consider, that […]

A Matter of Perspective (#0039)

Let’s talk about Perspective a little bit. Not first-person, not second-person, not even third-person perspectives. If you’d like to read about literal Point of View involving¬†a narrator’s position, then feel free to read these decent articles on the issue; The Write Practice’s Point of View in Writing, Aim’s College Points of View in Writing, Quick […]

Power of Love & Hate (#0026)

  Something I consider while plotting is the concept of love and the concept of hate, how these emotions are processed and expressed by different personalities and the layers that can represent the inherent symbolism of the story’s thematic relation with these concepts. The importance of Love & Hate pervades almost every aspect of a […]

Exercise 0002 – LindaGHill’s 7/26 SoCS

end with a ?, bonus for ! Prompt for SoCS on July 26, 2014 from LindaGHill It wasn’t fair. Out of the entire world, fates chose to pick me. Well, it didn’t seem fair at the time. I suppose as the days followed the event, I did come to the realization that fairness was an […]