A poem for desire

This week we're back with poetry of the upbeat variety, with "Burning well into the night" and a surprise haiku... Both in the theme of desire. Enjoy, and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Poems for broken hearts

Three poems with the theme of heartbreak. There's a lot to write about in this theme (quelle surprise), so these focus more on the positive sides. Enjoy, and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Naming Characters and Locations

You’ve reached the critical mass of pronouns or alluding to the protagonist by characteristics, and it’s starting to look a bit silly; you just know you’ll have to go back and edit that out later. For now, you sit there. Stuck at naming a major character or location, feeling the pressure to pen the perfect name. Sound familiar? If so, you’re in luck, because this week’s focus is on naming characters and locations.

Writing Dialogue

Hey guys, let’s talk conversation this week. Dialogue is difficult to get right and trying to make it "realistic" usually results in dry and meandering conversations between characters where nothing happens. Let's explore what makes good dialogue and why it's needed, and finish with a list of quick reference tips...

Life in your Fortress of Solitude

Remember all those memes about “would you stay a month in this isolated cabin without internet for 1 million dollars?” and most of us thought doi yes I would! Imagine all the I would get done without distraction! Well now that’s being put to the test, except we still have the ‘net. It’s arguably one of the biggest obstacles to overcome when trying to get things done. Welcome to 2020’s replacement Olympics: The Isolation Games. Part 1 of "Life in your Fortress of Solitude", where we're looking at the exciting issues of scheduling...