NaNo is 2 Weeks Over; Time to Get Busy!

I began to work on my other writing projects. Hopefully I’ll get some of them done over the holidays. Hunters’ Inc. I’ve now made into a project in Scrivener. Since the character statistics are all that I need to change for each game system that we’re using, I’ve split the book into separate chapters. I’m…Continue Reading “NaNo is 2 Weeks Over; Time to Get Busy!”

Story vs. Dramatica

I read about Story this morning. It’s by Robert McKee, the author of Chinatown, long considered one of the best screenplays and movies of all time. So, I looked it up on Amazon.   What was also mentioned was Dramatica, also a book about writing stories, but one with a different approach to them. I…Continue Reading “Story vs. Dramatica”

10 Years of NaNoWriMo

Yesterday (October 1st) I signed up for what will be my tenth – and possibly last – NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. My first 4 times I succeeded the challenge (2002 – 2006). From 2007 on I didn’t. Those first 2 were due to the deaths of loved ones demoralizing me. The other 3…Continue Reading “10 Years of NaNoWriMo”

Plot vs Character Musings

I asked that question on my Facebook fan page several mkonths ago. Both are elements required for good fiction; I was just curious which one other writers preferred. On closer study – this will come as no surprise to people who know me – plot is the more essential of the two. Characters are definitely…Continue Reading “Plot vs Character Musings”