I’ve opened up a new tier on Patreon, for original alphabets, maps, and other world-building things and ideas. Heres the first alphabet – free for all to use:
But if you’re anything like me, you have a bunch of empty empty notebooks. Ever wonder what to do with them?
Creating from scratch is hard. You need at least an idea of what you’re doing, and for that you can imitate popular works.
Now, I’m no historian. I don’t understand the nuances of cultural and it’s evolution through the ages. But just comparing the first two Thor movies to Thor:Ragnarok shows this shift – and those were (comparatively) recent.
Yeah, I don’t read superhero comics. I’m more of a high fantasy/historical fiction type of reader. You’d think that’d make me the wrong person to tell this story, yet here it is.
So Ghostmind’s origin story, right? It all began by the only person in the world nerdier than Dan.
Actually, I’ll do you one better. Why’s an AU?
The sun rose over the trees, announcing the start of a new day.
Distractions are so common for writers that it is a constant joke in the various writing communities. So, I thought I’d make a top ten list of distractions to fit in with this month’s theme: lists.
A well-disciplined musician will do more than run through a piece to practice. They run through scales, arpeggios, and exercises. They focus on a section that is giving them problems, and play through it different ways to help learn the notes and rhythms. Sometimes, they just tap out rhythms on their laps. It’s generally expected that musicians practice every day, sometimes for hours.
And no, this isn’t about how to write a good opening for your novel. This isn’t about how to hook your future audience in at the first sentence. This is how to start writing once you’ve sat down at the computer with a blank word document (or other variations on other devices like phones or paper) for the first time, and decide to write a novel.