The Impact of a Well Designed Character

Have you ever seen the development of a character that was so well done you can’t help but think “My god that was beautiful”? I honestly felt that after watching the “Honor and Glory” Overwatch movie from Blizzard. It actually made my eyes well up. If you haven’t seen it yet I highly recommend watching…

An Author who stopped Reading

I came to a revelation the other day when discussing getting a review from a friend. He had told me that, on average, he finishes reading a book a week. It made me stop and take a look at my own reading habits. I used to be a somewhat avid reader, before I started writing…

The Antagonist : Person vs Person

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the dynamic of the story’s antagonist and what that really means. Most books I’ve read have typically had a forgettable protagonist, just someone for the protagonist to defeat in a battle of good vs evil. But a memorable story tends to have an opposing force that serves to…

Character Development vs Plot Development

While writing the second book of my series, I’ve constantly been finding myself at odds with furthering the story. There are plot points that have to happen but finding the route to those points is far more difficult than I imagined. It never occurred to me that developing the plot is different than developing the…

The Mark of Silverfrost now in Paperback!

Hello everyone! Some exciting news, The Legend of Nariko : The Mark of Silverfrost is now in paperback! This is easily the one achievement I am most proud of so far. It really was a touching moment for me the very first time I held the book in my hands. Nothing compares to the feeling…

Concentration & Goal Motivation

The past month and a half has proven to be a quite stressful in terms of work and life. I won’t go into terrible detail about it only that projects at my workplace have started demanding more mental capacity than before. As a result, I’ve found myself often too drained to sit down and write…

Being Creative with Others

Recently my friends and I have started trying to meet up to write or draw together. Not working on the same project but working individually. I’ve noticed that doing so has made it a lot easier for me to be productive. It’s kind of a forced discipline as I see my friends working hard on…

Mark of Silverfrost Update Live!

Hello everyone! Fantastic news!! The update is now live for anyone who purchased┬áThe Legend of Nariko : The Mark of Silverfrost. You can go to the Amazon website, log in, and then go to Manage Your Content and Devices and you should be able update the book there. If you have trouble doing so, please…

The Challenge in a Sequel

With my first book published and having calmed down from the excitement that came along with it, I started working towards the sequel. I have the overarching plot across all the books in my mind and knew all the key events that had to happen in each book. I was excited to write fresh new…

Lessons from Self-Publishing : Trial by Fire

Hello! This post is pretty late compared to the schedule I usually try to post, but work became somewhat more demanding. I will try and keep to the schedule of one post a week and (hopefully) that won’t be an issue! Now onto the post: Recently I published my first book,┬áThe Legend of Nariko: The…

Inspiration through Discipline

Lately, writing and drawing have been at the forefront of my goals. However actually getting myself to sit down and write out my next novel or learn a new coloring technique on my drawing tablet has proven to be far more difficult than I expected. I figured there must be a problem with how I’m…

Character Design: Asandra The Bloodfire

As one of the central characters of my story, The Legend of Nariko : Mark of Silverfrost, I spent a fair bit of time trying to figure out how best to portray Asandra, The Bloodfire. Early on in the character’s inception, I was enamored with the spirit of rebellion against a tyrannical empire. The willful…