Writing Curmudgeons Need Not Apply

I curate a Tumblr of  writing articles here. One piece that I’ve been hearing for days: “…when a writer named Julian Tepper waited on Roth at a Manhattan deli, and, with pride and fear, gave him a copy of his first novel. (Note, please: Tepper has published a novel with a legit publisher, and he is…Continue Reading “Writing Curmudgeons Need Not Apply”

Lucien Soulban: I used to game with him, before 1996. He began writing for RPGs and still does. He won several awards for it. He’s also written several novels, short stories for anthologies and has a Webcomic that he writes too. He also headed the writing for the Far Cry 3 videogame. As you see,…Continue Reading “One that I Almost Forgot:”

I have been a fiction writer since the start of high school. Whenever we learned a new verb tense or series of words in English class and had a writing assignment to put what we learned into use I would put them into a story that I ultimately never completed. (Actually, friends remember me as…Continue Reading “I’m OK With It”

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!”

So what are my projects now?

It’s nearly a week since NaNoWriMo finished, but I’ve had my rest from it; now I have other things to work on… Now I have the stats to write for 3 versions of Hunters’ Inc. Fortunately I already have the text written. Now comes 3 different ruleset write-ups for the characters. Related articles Lessons from NaNoWriMo…Continue Reading “So what are my projects now?”

First off: my apologies. Save for my progress bar for my novel, I didn’t really update this blog all November. I was hard at work on my novel, but not hard enough. I never made my daily word quota, my most productive day 1400 words. My final word count:  23923. Almost — but not quite…Continue Reading “NaNoWriMo 2012: How’d I Do?”

Another Worthy Kickstarter and Updates

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scottroche/the-way-of-the-gun-a-bushido-western-anthology This one has 4 days to go and still needs to raise a lot of funds to succeed.  If you haven’t yet, please support it – and if you already have increase your pledge. A big reason why I didn’t update this blog in nearly a week was due to my preparations for NaNoWriMo…Continue Reading “Another Worthy Kickstarter and Updates”

Late Updates

I think that I’ll have to change my update schedule for this blog. A daily update isn’t easy to maintain… not if I want every post to be a quality one. I’ll announce my new posting schedule very soon. I have some updates to share, both about here and  my author Fan page on Facebook:…Continue Reading “Late Updates”

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”