Archive For March 18, 2017

The Future of the Lonely Writer

The Future of the Lonely Writer

The Future The future? Well, more specifically, I mean the future of the Lonely Writer website. Wait, what? So as some readers may recall, I started this website as my capstone project at Quinnipiac University. I needed the project in order to graduate with a Master’s in Science in Communications (social media). Well, graduation happened in…

Getting inspiration from science

Getting inspiration from science

Getting inspiration from science Science Science is one of the cornerstones of our existence. So are your characters scientific? Do they f’ing love science? And even if they don’t, it can still inform what they say and do. Discoveries First of all, there is an enormous amount of inherent drama in trying to discover a…

Complex evil characters

Complex evil characters

Complex evil characters For complex evil characters to work, you’ve got to give them some screen time, as it were. Because a paragraph or two simply will not cut it. Backstory Since evil characters are a certain type of character, it pays to give them a backstory as deep and rich and meaningful as the…

Getting inspiration from aging

Getting inspiration from aging

Getting inspiration from aging Aging happens to all of us, even if we die young. And much like children experience various developmental stages, our aging has some stages, too. However, in order to avoid repeating myself, let’s throw out a caveat here and only look at age forty and up. Forties For most people in…

Ideas Jar for Writing

Ideas Jar for Writing

Ideas jar Do you have an ideas jar? Origin I first heard of this idea when I read Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing. However, I suspect this methodology may not have been his invention. However, either way, it is a fantastic concept and it can help you in two very separate ways when…

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