Giving your characters distinct dialogue

A criticism I have toward my writing is I can’t really help noticing my characters all speak the same. Stephen King says the reason he puts a lot of he said she said in his books is so the reader can tell who’s speaking. That’s a given. I’m talking about making characters sound authentic. I…

“I’m a visual learner.”

I hear this from my friends who don’t read. You’ll hear this, followed by, “I read online a lot anyway.” Really? Because you have to read a stop sign That’s equivalent to reading Shakespeare. I know this post is going to make me sound like an old man. That’s okay, because I’m pretty sure I…

An Over Active Mind Creates Illusive Complications

I don’t know if my brain is normal, so I’ll speak for myself. My mind is always calculating the statistics of my mortality. I’m a hypochondriac and an over thinker. (Not bragging) When I was a teen I had someone pull a gun on me as a joke. This is danger. My brain was correct…

Pandering to the Audience

“It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what they want. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need.” -Alan Moore  

Millennial’s stand up!

I was born in 1991. I didn’t have tablets or paper thin touch screen laptops. Internet was dial up, and Ethernet cords, no WiFi. Research was done with books not computers. We had computer labs but to me sifting through books and taking notes was more efficient. MTV provided a wide variety of music videos….