Another Update, Kind Of

I am doing a terrible job of updating this blog. Oh well. Anyways, I started writing (another) book, but I don’t care as much about this one. So, I’m going to be posting the chapters as I write them. They are going to be rough draft chapters, so there will be mistakes and continuity errors […]

The Long Expected Update

It’s been quite a while since I updated this blog. In short: I’ve been busy. At the beginning of December, I kept telling myself I was going to post one long wrap-up for the year. I outlined it and everything, but then I ended up working full-time (not by choice) and having to do a […]

Site Survey

Hey guys! Hope you’ve had a good few weeks! Sorry I haven’t been posting as much these days. I’ve had a hectic last couple of weeks. This week I decided to send out another survey. I did one several months back, but viewership has increased since then so I thought I’d see what you guys’ […]

July 2020 Update On My Projects

Well, it’s been a couple of months since I updated everyone on the status of my multiple writing projects (subscribers to The Raven get monthly updates). So I figured I’d go ahead and update you guys! The SiteI’ve got a couple of several part article series in the works. I want to write them in […]

Book Review: The Last Wish

This is a Spoiler-Free Review. I decided to take a (very brief) break from reading Sanderson. But I still wanted to read Epic Fantasy (. I like short stories, and I had heard that The Witcher series started off with short stories. And what with the show coming out recently, I decided, “why not?” It […]

Taking a Break

Hey all! I’ve decided to take a break from posting this week. I’ve been insanely busy this past week or so and haven’t had any time for writing whatsoever. I don’t want to delay posting because it will end up being rushed. So I’m just taking the week off! Thank you all for your patience […]

A Writer’s Tool: Note Taking

Earlier this week, I toyed around with this idea that I got a few months back. It all started while I was watching the Brandon Sanderson BYU lectures on YouTube (a great resource that you can access for free on his channel). In the lecture (I don’t remember which one) he talked about the writer’s […]

Book Review – The Hero of Ages

Spoilers for The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson to follow! Well, this review is gonna be tough. I noticed with my last couple of reviews, I haven’t done a very good job of criticizing what the book didn’t do well. I hate to be overly critical of books, but at the same time, it […]

May 2020 Update On My Projects

So, it’s been another month. That means a new update on my projects. Yes, I know. It’s an easy out for an article. But, I’ve been super busy just with life lately, so an easier article was needed. I’m hoping that the next one I publish will be a book review on The Hero of […]

The Importance of Chapter One (or the Prologue)

So why is the first chapter so important? The first chapter is many things, but it ultimately helps the reader decide if they want to keep reading. As writers, we want our readers to keep reading our story. The first chapter is our best bet at getting them to keep reading. So, what can we […]

Update to Posting Schedule

Hey everyone! I have decided to make some pretty big changes to my posting schedule. First, let me tell you why I have made these changes to the blog. I have noticed that my articles are not getting a lot of views when I post them weekly, even though they do okay after a matter […]

Quick Break

Hey guys! I just thought I’d write you all a post explaining the absence of one this week. I have a lot on my plate this week and I thought it would be wise if I took the week off from writing a new blog post so I can be sure to accomplish everything I […]

April 2020 Update on My Projects

Well, another month has passed by so it’s time for me to give you an update on my projects. You may have noticed that I haven’t titled this article “April 2020 Update on #tIRS” and I did that for a reason. I now am working on two projects at one time. I’m still working on […]

Why I Use the Three-Act Story Structure

There are many story structures out there. Now while I know of only a handful, I have already chosen the one I’m going to use for the rest of my writing (or until I become a lot more experienced and decide its not for me). I use the three-act story structure format. If you’re not […]

The Music in Writing

I listen to a lot of music. A LOT of music. I listen to music while doing school, while I’m writing, pretty much if I’m doing something, music is going in the background. While I listen to the normal pop songs and such, orchestra music, particularly scores from movies and TV shows, have a special […]

Book Review – The Well of Ascension

Spoilers for The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson are to follow! Well, I finished another book. And it was a good one! After the end of Mistborn: The Final Empire, I didn’t think that Sanderson would be able to make the sequel nearly as good as the first one. And while it wasn’t as […]

March 2020 Update on Book One in the #tIRS

I was thinking about it recently, and you blog readers haven’t had an update on my book in a while (I give readers of “The Raven” weekly updates on it though). So, I thought, “Let’s give the readers an update!” So here we go. The progress is going slow, really slow. I haven’t had a […]

What is the Most Important Part of a Book? Act Three

If you have not read Part One or Two, start here with Part One and then finish Part Two here. So, we’ve reached the end. Act three. This act typically ends our journey with the characters we’ve grown to love. It’s a sad goodbye (unless Disney decides to reboot your series for a less than […]

What is the Most Important Part of a Book? Act Two

This is part two in a three-part series. If you have not read part one, please do so here! So before this became a three-part series, I had originally planned on doing just one post on why the middle part of the book is so important. But, as I got to thinking I realized that […]

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