My Journal

where i write all my thoughts

"Words were the only net to catch a mood, the only sure weapon against oblivion." ~Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver

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Hark! the steps of doom!

November is drawing near, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month!  Yay!  (Cue trumpets and drums) What’s NaNoWriMo you ask?  Well, as the name suggests, you write a novel in a month!  In November, to be exact.  And a 50,000 word novel, to be... read more

The Rules of Writing

Like all art-forms, writing has rules.  And like all rules about art, they are meant to be broken. First of all, if you’re a beginning writer, follow the rules.  You must learn them before you can break them.  Rules are meant to end in a certain effect.  Once... read more

Magical Beasts

Exciting news!  Well, at least I’m excited.  I added a new page!  Follow the link below to learn all about the magical beasts from Dragon’s Heart. /fun-stuff/magical-beasts/ read more

#1 Fan

There’s a lot you need to do to successfully write a good book.  One of the biggest challenges, especially for a first-time writer, is just to actually finish the darn story.  To get from the first chapter to the last chapter.  There are a lot of reasons why a... read more

Originality

I think today there is a great emphasis on originality.  A writer is pressured to make sure their work is entirely original and fresh, with nothing copied or borrowed from anywhere else; dare I say nothing inspired by anything else?  Perhaps it’s just me, but it... read more

Just a ‘Hey there’

Just making an update.  The semester’s been really busy, with no time left over for writing posts and adding pages, which is sad because I actually do have a lot of cool stuff sitting in draft limbo.  But for now I’m just here to say that, yes, I still... read more

Mappish Things of Glory!!!

I just added a map of the world of Dragon’s Heart done by the supremely talented Mr. Dillon Richard Frank Knackstedt.  It looks wicked awesome, so go check it out!! read more

Character Profiles

Hear ye, hear ye!  Go check out the new page in the Fun Stuff menu!  I just added whole new content about the characters of Dragon’s Heart.  There will be more surprises to come, so stick around! read more

Writerly Blues

I don’t know about you guys, but writing hasn’t been a real joy for me lately.  It’s really just the usual things: I don’t know what to write about, or how to write it, or when to write it.  Then that awful, but predictable, visitor comes:... read more