Novel Plotting: Character Names

During my novel planning, the first thing I really focused on was Character Sketching. Which actually means the first thing I focused on were Character Names.  Naming characters is probably the most enjoyable and most aggravating part of  novel planning. For some reason, it seems that a character’s personality hinges on the perfect name. People … Continue reading Novel Plotting: Character Names

“…Gotta story brewing there? Working on, working on that for quite some time? Huh? Yea, talking about that 3 years ago. Been working on that the whole time? Nice little narrative? Beginning, middle, and end? Some friends become enemies, some enemies become friends? At the end your main character is richer from the experience? Yeah? … Continue reading

Writing Fight Scenes: One-Two Punch

Fighting is a fairly alien concept for me. I’m not particularly active, I don’t nurse many grudges and my form of anger is insanely passive aggressive. I’m not one to throw a punch. I’ve been in precisely one fight in my life, I was in the 4th grade and this other kid in my class … Continue reading Writing Fight Scenes: One-Two Punch