A quick how-to-Survive Guide It is now five days since NaNoWriMo started. I've hit ten thousand words and fam, they've slapped me back with a case of the flu. Anyways, NaNoWriMo usually comes at about the same time as the third wave of the flu, so it's a dangerous time for us crazy shut-ins known as … Continue reading NaNoWriMo

Stupendous Sci-Fi: Errors and Reroutes

Sympathetic Villains: One trend that's becoming increasingly popular is the humanization of villains so they're not just faceless evils. Which is fair. After all, watching your heroes struggle against something that's evil purely for the sake of being evil after centuries of doing the same is boring. In most mythology, the villains didn't have to … Continue reading Stupendous Sci-Fi: Errors and Reroutes

The Power of Tea and Outlining: A Personal Prose

For someone's whose blog is supposed to talk about tea, I really don't talk about tea. So... STORY TIME! I get writer's block. A lot. I'm a pantser. I have no planning skills, I run around, laughing and screaming until something makes sense. So, this year, for NaNoWriMo, I did the unthinkable. I boiled a … Continue reading The Power of Tea and Outlining: A Personal Prose

Epic Fantasy: Peeves and Problems

A young hero is wandering through the forest; they're alone, confused and probably having a mild panic attack because this new world is terrifying. Suddenly, a figure, wrapped in robes and surrounded by good nature and mystery approaches them and offers them a blanket, a guiding hand. Of course, they do, they're the mentor character! … Continue reading Epic Fantasy: Peeves and Problems