Writing Techniques: Character Names

Minor/minimal spoilers ahead. Like a lot of authors/writers, I prefer to give my characters unique names – and I often choose names with particular meanings. This is not the case for all names I choose, as some are just selected by random, but most of the names I pick have a specific meaning and purpose. MyContinue reading “Writing Techniques: Character Names”

Book Favorites: Childhood Edition

Here’s a list of books that I read in Elementary School, grades K-6, ages 5-12, which have stayed with me in some way, whether it be their story-lines, their inspiring characters, or an especially scarring scene. Most are from the later stages of primary schooling, but all of these titles have had an impact onContinue reading “Book Favorites: Childhood Edition”

Worth 1000 Words #4: The Limping Duck

Allow me to tell you a story about The Limping Duck. It actually sounds like a name for a pub or a tavern of some sort. A cozy, if  eccentric hole in the wall known for attracting curious passersby while managing to land few regulars. I’m sensing a semi-nautical theme, perhaps antique style with a floralContinue reading “Worth 1000 Words #4: The Limping Duck”

Destroyer of Technology

Over the years, I have earned a title. This particular title is not quite as impressive as Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, of the blood of old Valyria, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons… etc, etc. No, my title is significantly shorter, and it does not denote any particular achievementContinue reading “Destroyer of Technology”

I’m With You

Back in 2011, I sat down at my computer and started to write. The seeds were planted years before, while I was still in high school. Ideas took root inside my head– vague forms and muddled shapes, random names and snapshot images — but they did not receive the nourishment or sustenance required to thrive.Continue reading “I’m With You”