While perusing some of the early review and think-pieces on Iron Fist, I found a piece on Quartz entitled “‘Iron Fist’ proves Marvel is obsessed with rich white men—and it’s ruining their superheroes“. Now, regardless of your feelings about Iron Fist, I thought the article brought up a great ending argument that can be applied … More Diversity as Originality
This coming Tuesday Mass Effect: Andromeda, the fourth entry into the Mass Effect series, will be hitting shelves…or digital download availability, as it were. Despite some shaky early reviews, I’d still say that this game is highly anticipated given how loved the original trilogy is. Still, despite its popularity, there was a lot of uproar, … More What Went Wrong with Mass Effect 3’s Ending?
When it comes down to it there is really only one rule about writing a good ending for a story: the ending you write has to fulfill the promises you made during your story. The much tougher part can be coming up with an ending that succeeds in doing that. I think as authors we … More 4 Tips for Writing a Killer Ending to Your Story
The primary purpose of this post is to present a hypothetical direction that the X-Men films could go following Logan. But, spoiler free, I first wanted to touch on what I think the film does well, and if you haven’t seen it, you absolutely should. Logan is a fantastic movie. The film doesn’t follow the … More Logan and Where Do The X-Men Go From Here?
So, as stated on my About page, I usually post articles about writing on Wednesdays (or Thursdays at this point), but I had a bunch of pop-culture type topics I wanted to tackle this week, so we’re taking a brief hiatus from the #writingtips just for the moment. My apologies to anyone who was desperately … More Supergirl: SuperCorp and What’s Up with James Olsen?
This past Friday the first season of Emerald City came to an end, so I thought I would share my views on the show. Be aware there are spoilers below, so if you haven’t seen the show yet and want to go in without any knowledge, don’t read this yet. You’ve been warned. The Challenge … More Emerald City Season 1 Reflections
Nine Tails, Episode 3: The Serpent and The Centipede is now available in the Kindle Store. This episode gives us some back story on Ki-yung, the development of his relationship of Sora, and how they both came to be exiled from the Sky Kingdom of Okhwang in the Spirit World. Episode 4: Into the Shadowlands, … More Nine Tails Episode 3 Release Announcement
When it comes to editing, ideally we would have a professional look over all of our stories, but oftentimes, for different reasons, that just isn’t feasible. If you want to get a story polished and ready for submission or self-publication, then I have five quick tips featuring techniques and things to look for when going … More 5 Quick Editing Tips to Clean Up Your Manuscript
I got challenged to this writer tag by Claerie Kavanaugh, whose blog you should check out, if you haven’t. The tag is 10 Questions and Answers About My Current Book, so I’m going to talk about Nine Tails. Technically Nine Tails is a novella series, but the first five episodes should add up to roughly … More 10 Questions and Answers About My Current Book
As writers we hear a lot about “purple prose” and how bad it is, but what is it really, and how should we be looking for it when we edit? A quick Google search will yield you the definition “prose that is too elaborate or ornate,” but personally I think that definition is a little … More Purple Prose