Scifi Swears

I am a person who swears quite a bit. I tried to quit as my New Year's resolution this year, and lasted about twenty minutes (to the amusement of everyone who knows me in RL). Not all of my characters swear, but I like them to have the option if it fits their personalities. I … Continue reading Scifi Swears

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Finding Value

One of the best parts of being a writer is those moments of discovery, when a character reveals something about themselves or their world that you didn't see coming. I learned a ton about the Coalition of Planets while writing Export Duty. I brought my own preconceptions to the novella when I started to write … Continue reading Finding Value

Fictional Relationships

There's another type of conflict that I consider important enough to get it's own sub-category within internal and external conflict when I'm thinking through my writing, and that's relationship conflict. With any of the Romance genres, this is especially important to establish and work through. Honestly, I think it's just as important with any character-driven … Continue reading Fictional Relationships