Progress tho

Finished the draft of chapter nine last weekend. Using an unreliable narrator on top of increasing amounts of metafiction is challenging, to say the least. But I'm sorta content with how it's turning out. I think I want to get the story's skeleton on the page before I start seriously considering big changes, so I'm… Continue reading Progress tho

We Goin’ Clubbin’

So I put together a small book club with a couple of my friends probably about a month ago. But we're only calling it a book club because we only discuss my book and my book only. Kinda just happened out of nowhere. I was talking to both of them individually on the subject and… Continue reading We Goin’ Clubbin’

I’m doing it again

I'm finally taking my first genuine step into metafiction. I just crossed out a huge, and really important, section out of a chapter because I want my protag to repress the memory and I want the reader to be surprised later down the road when it pops back up. Feels pretty good though. This was… Continue reading I’m doing it again

Balancing Feel and Story

More often than not, I'll forfeit the ability to experience a story with my own imagination via books for watching TV or a movie. It's weird to admit as someone who's studied English for the better part of his life, but I really don't love reading. I honestly never really did. In fact, unless I've… Continue reading Balancing Feel and Story

Criticism is key

Dialogue in creative writing has always been my strong point. So much so that every time I get my work critiqued, I'm usually told the dialogue is really good. But conversely, that makes me overly concerned that the parts in between are insufficient to evoke a similar reaction. But what makes my dialogue so good?… Continue reading Criticism is key