Month: July 2014

Writing and loving fantasy novels – Names and descriptions

I’ve devoured fantasy novels all my life. Yes, I mean devour and not read. You see, I lose the sense of reading as soon as my mind enters the amazing worlds and feels free to explore and discover interesting peoples, critters and places living in fantastic environments, using mind-boggling magic, and engaging in heart-racing adventures.…

Learning Organization and Planning as a Discovery Writer

While writing for various classes throughout my K-12 public education, I was always told by most teachers to create ‘an outline’. The cryptic advice was about as useful as saying “Just write well, okay.” In high school a few advanced placement teachers finally put forth outline strategies. Most of these strategies were so rudimentary they were useless.…