Editing with a Chainsaw: The Synopsis Method

One of the most painful but potentially effective methods of cutting dead wood out of your unpublished novel is the Synopsis Method. I’ve mentioned this editing method in the past, but I don’t think I’ve really spelled out what it means. Basically, you write a chapter-by-chapter synopsis to see whether you’re using your plot efficiently. … More Editing with a Chainsaw: The Synopsis Method

That Infinity War Ending: Oh, Snap! Did [SPOILER] Just Die? – Guardians of the Galaxy Edition.

As I discussed in my last Marvel post, I thought it was time to discuss Avengers: Infinity War. Some of you still haven’t seen it. That’s OK. You can read this non-spoilery post on my upcoming writing projects instead of this post, which contains DEFINITE SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War, POTENTIAL SPOILERS for pretty much … More That Infinity War Ending: Oh, Snap! Did [SPOILER] Just Die? – Guardians of the Galaxy Edition.

Infinity War: What About Those Deaths Before the Infinity Snap?

I’ve held out on this post for a while now, mostly because I knew any post I wrote about Avengers: Infinity War would necessarily contain a bunch of SPOILERS. This is definitely a movie I don’t want to spoil for anyone; however, in the wake of some potentially leaked concept art for Avengers 4, I … More Infinity War: What About Those Deaths Before the Infinity Snap?

Fans weigh in on why Solo did so poorly at the Box Office

Recently, I asked fans on social media why they thought Solo: A Star Wars Story was doing so poorly at the Box Office. While it was an admittedly informal and imperfect poll, I did get an aggregate 3,186 responses across seven social media fan groups. I think it sheds some light on what went awry. … More Fans weigh in on why Solo did so poorly at the Box Office

Mythopoiea: Writing Truth Through Fiction – Part 1

In my last post on writing Christian fiction, I asked whether or not we had abandoned the biblical basis for writing fiction in the modern-day philosophy of not preaching in Christian fiction. It is true that there exists a spectrum of approaches to writing Christian fiction, but simply noting what exists does not answer the … More Mythopoiea: Writing Truth Through Fiction – Part 1

Future World: Finding a Time for Øtherworld

[Reposted from Øtherworld] It goes without saying that when you’re writing novels set in the far future, you have to consider how technology and society have changed. The further forward you go, the more drastic those changes will be. Recently, a reader asked me how far in the future my Øtherworld series takes place… [Read … More Future World: Finding a Time for Øtherworld