Every year I see people participating in National Novel Writing Month, and every year I regard these people with wary admiration. They must be crazy, I think, to imagine they can crank out a full-length novel in a month. They must be well-disciplined, I also think. I wish I had that sort of determination. A … Continue reading Are You Doing NaNoWriMo?
For me, characters make the story. Needless to say, I'm a big fan of character-driven plot. Here's a list of some of my fictional homies: Wolf Larsen Wolf is the captain of the Sea Wolf, the boat in the novel ...Sea Wolf. He's masculine, tough, and almost a little animal in his nature. His simple, … Continue reading My Favorite Fictional Characters
I want to make clear my opinion before I get into the meat of this post: I almost always write about the opposite sex. (So, men.) I don’t know why. I’d just rather. So obviously, I think you should write about who-the-fuck-ever you want. You’ll run into plenty of people who think otherwise. In my … Continue reading Writing the Opposite Sex
A list of my favorite books, in no particular order: The Call of the Wild, by Jack London The Road, by Cormac McCarthy Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen The Sea Wolf, by Jack London Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton … Continue reading My Favorite Fiction Books