Patience, Grasshopper

Nov62014

Toni and I have both hit moments of panic this week. We’re not sure how the story works. We don’t have the acts figured out. My antagonist disappears at the midpoint. How does person X know this about person Y? WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE END??????

Another good thing about collaboration: as long as everybody doesn’t panic at once, there’s always somebody there to talk you down. read more >>

Nothing Happens Nowhere, Part 2

Nov52014

So once I had the church elevation done, I kept fiddling with it. Added the rest of the shops. Figured out how the churchyard looked. Added the Warehouse for Toni’s characters. Added the Wild, which is going to be a big setting for Toni’s character. And so now this . . .

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And now for something completely different . . .

Nov42014

Because you must be getting sick of all this discovery stuff.

And because I’m a fool for Minions:

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Nothing Happens Nowhere

Nov32014

Eudora Welty said, “Nothing happens nowhere,” and she’s right: setting is huge in storytelling. The place, time, and people observing the action aren’t just wallpaper, they have a big impact on what happens in the scene. Add building your own fantasy world to that, and things get complicated. read more >>

Back to Basics: Ticker Counter

Nov32014

I’m putting this here so I have a URL for my word counts. Hey, all the posts can’t be winners.

Ticker Counter: Nano without the hassle:

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