A writer in one of my groups asked how to avoid cookie-cutter characters. That got me thinking about the main characters in my flash fiction. It's what most of you know me for, I'm pretty certain. So, who are my characters on Medium.com? What do they do...? A creepy narrator commits murder of passion. [This … Continue reading The Writer in the Corner: On Characterization
While the "cyberpunk" label is relatively old these days, new works continue to develop from the most iconic examples of cyberpunk. Here are several works mixing Western and Asian cultures in their near future worlds.
It happens. You're reading along, maybe taking breaks to daydream about side-stories and what the author might show you next, when BAM! Your favorite character is dead. Or they leave for an unknown amount of time. Maybe they're put into a sleep that will last the remainder of the story. Their mind is wiped. In … Continue reading When Your Favorite Character Is Gone
Every creator does their own thing to get into and maintain the mood for a project. Most of the time, though, music is my writing companion.