Proof of Life 16 July 2017

In this episode, Berin is still sick and exhausted, losing his voice from having to inhale his neighbor’s putrid cigarette smoke, and irritable from listening to another neighbor’s obscenely loud bass and kids on motorbikes at 1 a.m. — now get off my lawn!

Premise: Superheroes – 100 Plot Ideas

More than simple plot hooks or adventure seeds! Download your copy now! A premise is the heart of a story summed up in a single sentence. It should provide a general overview of what happens, without spoiling anything. A good premise contains, explicitly or by implication, four key elements of the story: who the protagonists…

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“Never be afraid to throw away a want. Wants change, goalposts move, and resolutions and ambitions are not binding contracts.” -Warren Ellis, 7jul17 In looking over my writing and production schedules, I keep fixating on a book that keeps getting pushed back. I originally wanted to release it earlier this year. Then it go pushed…

FAQ: How Do You Write Your Books?

How Do You Write Your Books? I usually start by brainstorming ideas in a notebook. This is to give me an idea whether there’s enough material for a whole book, and how big the book might be. Those ideas then get turned into an outline in Scrivener. I love Scrivener because I can break a…

Proof of Life for 9 July 2017

In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about why Berin’s been so cranky lately, how gorgeous summertime is, and the healing properties of good quality ice cream.