If you’re a writer you probably came to the craft wanting to express something. If it didn’t have anything to do with your personal life perhaps you needed to get your voice across about an event, opinion, or even retell a story. In that way, you knew that you had words that needed to make… Continue reading How to Make the Personal Political: On Making Statements in Fiction Work
Ah, the main characters! They are so fun because they drive the basis of a story. I mean, what is a story without the decisions of someone completely fictional? I feel that the main characters are interesting because we develop their psyche, the things that they do, and how they interact with the world around.… Continue reading How Many Main Characters Are Too Many? Can I Have 3, 4, 5, or even 6?
There is something that we ponder, over and over again, that is… are we our main character or is it its own entity? I’ve often pondered this myself with the creation of Angelica and Doria in both of the novels in FIGS, and I thought this would make for an interesting discussion. You see when… Continue reading QTNA: Am I My Character or, Is My Character its Own Entity?
Beverly Hills “True love can come more than once.” –Tyler Perry As a single father I can’t believe to begin the story that I am about to tell you, but this is what happened. My wife, Sinclair, ran off about three months after our twins, Selena and Malaki, were born. I was a bit… Continue reading Beverly Hills
We spent a lot of time talking to each other about what the weather would be like outside the next morning. She was my everything and I was hers. As we sat at the table and ate breakfast together, usually toast and cereal, we would look out the window and fantasize about what life would… Continue reading They