Posts Categorized: Writing Ruminations

Impressionism: Fight Scenes

Armies lining up on either side of a field. A jousting tournament. Two warriors circling each other, swords drawn. Arrows raining down on an enemy. Siege weapons. Epic fantasy battle scenes are thrilling to read. They are generally the big, exciting climax of the massive tome or series that a fantasy reader looks forward to. But… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Writing Short Stories

The submission period for the next Fellowship of Fantasy anthology just opened, and I wasn’t going to submit anything. Mostly because I’m in the middle of writing Turrim 3 and I am hoping to have the rough draft finished by the first of June. However, the theme is “fairy tales.” And then I had an… Read more »

Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity

If writing a novel is like hiking up Everest, editing that novel can often feel like scaling the cliffs of insanity… while Vizzini is sawing away at the rope you’re clinging to. Today I’m going to share a little “behind the page” peek at my editing process. I’m going to show you a progression of a portion… Read more »

I Am Silently Correcting Your Grammar

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post titled “I am not silently correcting your grammar.” You can find it HERE. In the post, I talk about how I am not constantly on the lookout for typos and errors in emails, spoken conversation, facebook posts, or comments. Everything I wrote in that post is still… Read more »