Category Archives: Craft & Technique

How To Edit Your Own Writing

How To Edit Your Own Writing

This article is by Chloe Waters. My high school writing teacher once said, “A writer views his work the way a mother views her child.” A child is the creation of his/her mother as a written piece is the creation of the writer. Writers, especially when their work is freshly written, are unable to see… Continue Reading

Write More, Care Less?

Write More, Care Less?

With November comes NaNoWriMo and by now many people are either realizing: a. they might have something worth salvaging. b. they have a steaming pile of crap. c. a and b d. none of the above I came to the conclusion a couple of years ago that having a steaming pile of crap can be… Continue Reading

Warfare in Fantasy: Forgotten Logistics

Warfare in Fantasy: Forgotten Logistics

Ever wonder how armies of tens of thousands of men spring up from the ground overnight like weeds? How these weedy men go clickity-clank across the landscape with few troubles? Do you question the ability of a feudal society to maintain said massive weed crops which they throw willy-nilly to the wind against one another?… Continue Reading

How to Plan and Write a Conversation

How to Plan and Write a Conversation

A while back, I came across the following question: How do you write so much dialogue without it getting boring? Conversations and dialogue are perhaps the biggest parts of my stories. It’s where things happen – in the interaction between the characters. I write a lot of conversations, and I’ve put a fair bit of… Continue Reading