False Starts and Introductions to Novels: Too Cliché or A Forgotten Skill?

"At dawn, the sun either shines itself or hides behind clouds, promising what the day will bring. So it is with introductions in stories." —anonymous Most agents and editors would balk at the suggestion of a false start intro. On its own, there's nothing wrong with an exciting beginning, so long as it's done well. …

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New Thoughts on Creativity

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent, with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.” —Henri Matisse Throughout time, we humans have expressed creativity with a passion. Whether through art, writing, music, or other media, creativity is what drives us to live. To aspire to new heights. But what exactly is …

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Reflections on Pepper Slyhart, my OC

Hello, my readers, to another installation, this one about my main character, Pepper Slyhart. My post will break down Pepper's character, her progression over the years, and what made her into what she is today. Pepper is the main protagonist of my upcoming fantasy series, Ethereal Seals. She's a hotheaded young lady with a sword, …

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