At the end of 2013 I was in a odd place, not sure of where to go or how to get there so I started a long process of creating a world I wanted to tell stories in. I have been crafting that sci-fi universe for years now but have yet to take the jump …Continue reading "Worldbuilding is the Easy Part (writing the story is the hard one)"
I love story in all its forms be it a novel, tv show and or movie but I always gravitiated towards games especially role-playing games because they had the illusion of choice embedded in their gameplay and story. I remember playing old school Bioware games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic which had …Continue reading "Is there a market for a form of Interactive Storytelling in Written Fiction? #ihavenoclue"
I’ve been building a universe for years, much too long without any visible progress. It’s all in a folder just waiting for me to figure out how to tell the story. The thing is I can’t keep on wasting my time. I’ve started writing stories dozens of times and i end up getting stopped dead …Continue reading "The Unseen Path in the Story"
My parents have asked me many times to come home and I haven’t? Why haven’t I returned back to Canada after traveling for more than 5 years. I guess it’s a matter of pers[ective but after my second full year on the road I realized that if I wen’t back I’d have to start from …Continue reading "I can’t leave this not done before I can go forward"
Below is a test scene that I wrote to bet a feel for writing fiction a bit more. It’s not the first time I’ve done it but it’s still rough as hell and the balance between exposition, action, dialog and thought isn’t there yet. I am not explaining everything in it yet cause that’s not …Continue reading "Just the Testing the Waters with a Scene"
So I keep on going back to the world, I’ve done a ton of world building over the last year or two and what was just a concept has ballooned into a universe and it is killing me. I created a science fiction universe from who the science works, to the state of Earth in the future but I am stuck.Continue reading "Creating the World has Choked my ability to find the Story"
As I’ve figured out story elements in movies of strong linkages between the hero and the villain, you do this to make the story more personal as much as they are often going for those epic stories.Continue reading "The Intimacy of Heroes and Villains"
Remember as a kid before your parents told you why the sky couldn’t be purple or a rainbow of colours when a cardboard box and a few stuffed animals were all you needed to create a world.Continue reading "Writing a Universe 51636 words and Counting"