Experiment with your reading material.

One of my greatest fears is being a one trick pony as a writer. It’s so easy to get comfortable in one style. At the same time being a jack of all traits and a master of none is scary too. I want to experiment while my brain is still learning. I just bought F….

“Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.”

If my characters came to life. I’m sure the first thing they’d do is murder me. I have a tendency to drag them into the darkest corners and let societies wrong doers have their way with them. The reason for that is that I put a little of myself into each character. Something small like…

“Buy the ticket, take the ride.” -Hunter S. Thompson

I just purchased my first Hunter S. Thompson book called Hell’s Angels. Even though I’ve never read his work I knew of him through his notorious legend from documentaries. Which made me want to see the real life character. I watched the Charlie Rose interview and a couple of others. He talked about not being…

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…