After a toast to the muse, I spent most of yesterday writing and was able to complete a scene for something new.
Fan fiction can be a term used as a derogatory tag for shaming some writers. But it needn't be. There are dozens of media tie-ins published annually Media tie-ins are like fan fiction stories for which the author is paid by the rights holders; i.e., Star Trek novels, Star Wars novels, etc. I'm finding fan… Continue reading Fan Fiction
At this stage, ideas for stories, characters, and settings are still rare and precious things that flit through the cave of my mind and are gone if I don’t catch them immediately. At this point though, most of the ideas I’ll probably catch (to stick with the analogy) are probably not the highest quality. What… Continue reading A dearth of ideas
It's Easter morning and while I had our new dog out for a walk at the crack of dawn, we spotted a rabbit. He, of course, pulled and pulled wanting nothing other than to go after it. The timing of seeing a rabbit on Easter morning gave me the inspiration for a story, so after our… Continue reading Oscar and the Easter Bunny
Back in the fall of 2016, I decided that I was out of shape. I hadn’t ever been much of an athlete, but I had the urge to get in shape. I took a wind trainer, a device to which you attach any road bike that turns it into a stationary bike, and set it… Continue reading Feel the burn
In a word: Don't. In more words: Don't unless you have the time for another hobby. If you're anything other than a full-time writer then home ownership is a time-consuming endeavour. If you start in a new house that still takes your time. There are upgrades, like painting the walls other than builder's beige, put… Continue reading A Writer’s Guide to Home Ownership
Finished and posted the fourth chapter in my Mass Effect fan fiction. And even though fan fiction sometimes feels like the writing equivalent of masturbation, at least it's also better than not writing at all. If you're interested in Mass Effect, or fan fiction, the story is posted here: https://www.fanfiction.net/~mrladouceur