Tag Archives: balance

The Challenge of Balancing a Large Cast

The biggest challenge with War of Nytefall is that I’m working with a really large cast of main and constant secondary characters.  Clyde may be the main one, but all of his friends and enemies make appearances in every book.  At least … Continue reading

Posted in War of Nytefall | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

The Teeter Totter of Life

I have been trying really hard to develop a life balance.  Many have pointed out that my world has been turned upside down in every aspect.  There are only so many hours in the day too, so priorities have to … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Keeping Your Emotions in Check When Writing

One of the things I had to learn way back in high school when I started writing was how to control my own emotions.  Not block them off completely, but temper them and access the ones I needed for certain … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Teeter Totter Tumble?

Teeter totter Trying not to tumble Holding the plates of life On flimsy sticks That threaten to snap Wind pounding on the stacks And shaking my perch A tight rope gaining ice Suggestions are given To ease my burden Jettisoning … Continue reading

Posted in Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Balanced Hero: Brains + Guts = Survival

Betting those who visit my blog a lot saw this one coming because I usually end stuff like this talking about finding balance.  Just like in real life, your characters may naturally gravitate toward a middle ground.  They might be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Blog Revisit: Time Is of the Essence

Originally posted on July 8, 2014.  Knew I wrote about this once before. One thing we always wish we had is more time.  In the day, in the week, in the year, in life, etc.  This runs amazingly true with … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Building a Balanced Afterlife

There are so many parts to creating a fictional afterlife that works for your world and it’s different for every person.  You really have to work for believability, consistency, and impact if you want to include this.  To be honest, … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Writing with Children

This is a rather common conversation for me: Me:  I didn’t get much writing done yesterday. Other Speaker We’ll Call Bob:  That’s what happens when you have kids. Me:  Why do you think my son is the reason? Bob:  Because … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 54 Comments

Back in the Saddle (Violent Video)

I probably picked the video because I saw a trailer for ‘Red 2’ and I loved the first one.  Love the look of the second because it looks like Helen Mirren gets more actions scenes than in the first one.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Attack of the Munchkin

This is really just going to be a simple question for any parents of young children who are also writers or simply work from home: How do you get stuff done when your kid is home, shows no signs of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment