Math and Magic? Let's talk some more about math and fiction. First off, you can find my website here, which includes my latest chapbook at Yavanika Press! And check out where you can buy that chapbook with this link. I recently did a deep dive into the history of mathematics for book writing purposes, and I … Continue reading Why Mathematics Belongs in Fiction – Part 2
Writing Complex Stories vs. Confusing Stories Fantasy and science fiction as writing genres hold so many possibilities when it comes to creating a vibrant story (not that other genres don't). I'm just saying that because both genres produce works that focus on worldbuilding and rich descriptions, writers' minds go crazy with creating their own universes. … Continue reading Here’s What Happens when You Overcomplicate Sci-fi and Fantasy
Let's do something scary and think of a plot as a math problem. Don't run! I promise I'm just trying to make this easier to understand. Putting things into a different perspective, if you will. Because when you boil down a plot into its simplest components, it becomes almost like a simple one plus one … Continue reading The Mathematics of a Strong Plot
I recently reposted one of my earlier posts from this blog "Here's Why Writers Shouldn't Aim for Hundreds of Rejections" on both Hubpages and Medium, and the post has since been moved to the Hubpages networking site Owlcation! You can find the original post here, and the new post on Owlcation here. Thanks to Pooja … Continue reading Post Up at Owlcation!
Most writers probably don't have all day to devote to their writing. Even established authors who have published books have commitments that can get in the way because that's just how life works. For those leading busy lives or who may be just writing as a hobby, they especially need to find time to write … Continue reading How to Find Time to Write
I am super excited and pleased to announce that my chapbook Plato Is Better at Metaphor than I Am was published by Yavanika Press this past weekend! The work is a prose poetry chapbook of twenty poems. Here is a link to the download for the work. Enjoy! This work is also offered on my … Continue reading I Published a Chapbook!!!
Due to the busy weekend ahead, this post will be a little different (and chances are this will be at the beginning of the week rather than the end). I had been doing some research about how to network as a writer, and I recently came across a writing community that also offered resources for … Continue reading Check Out These Resources for Writers!
From Ryan Lanz's A Writer's Path blog, this post introduces a plot structure called "Save the Cat," which has fifteen plot beats. I'd never heard of this structure, so reading this was super informational! Happy reading! 4 Reasons to Use the "Save the Cat" Story Structure in Your Writing - Rose Atkinson-Carter Credit: A Writer's … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Use the “Save the Cat” Story Structure in Your Writing – Rose Atkinson-Carter
Hello everyone! There was no post last week, as Hurricane Ian kind of derailed everything. But as I was huddled up with the oil lamps and candles lit like an old witch hunkering down in her cabin in the middle of the woods I thought this would be a good time to announce some major … Continue reading Hurricane Update!
After getting back from a grad school session, I wanted to share a new type of poetry I just learned about with you. It's called Oulipo poetry, sometimes styled as OuLiPo because it stands for Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle (Workshop for Potential Literature), according to The Poetry Foundation. During my session, I had the chance … Continue reading Oulipo: A New Kind of Poetry