I am disappointed to learn that there exists an app that appropriates the name of one of the great American authors and yokes it to a machine text editor which will, invariably, drive its victims to write more like schoolchildren than the person for which it’s named. I am further disappointed to learn that this […]Read more "Hemingway Editor Makes You Write Like Shit, Not Like Hemingway"
Where, indeed. Well, not writing Heartblood, that’s for sure. Yes, I’ve been busy, in that way that really means “I’m catching up on paying work but mostly feeling tremendously guilty for all the time I’m not catching up on work.” Oh well. Heartblood was on life support for a while, but it’s being actively worked on once […]Read more "Where Have You Been, Nathaniel? – Update"
20 days is an eternity to have no updates, but SHOT Show happened and sucked all of my time down its vortex of bland firearms products. Writing now. Soon.Read more "SHOT Show Sucks"
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a new Heartblood chapter, but the project is ongoing despite that. I’ve been traveling since late December, and so it’s been difficult to find time to write. Also, as of January 4, I have been on vacation (including from TFB), hence the halt in updates. However, I’m […]Read more "Heartblood Progress Report"
CHAPTER 4: RESCUE His clean shaven, youthful face and nut brown hair, not yet showing grey, said he couldn’t be older than his early twenties. He was dressed in slate blue cargo pants held at the waist with a nylon belt, and a black t-shirt with a white fire department logo over the breast. The […]Read more "HEARTBLOOD, CHAPTER 4: RESCUE"
The answer is because first-person is a specialty tool that first time writers treat as a general-purpose one. I wouldn’t claim to be an authority on the subject, but if asked by a first time writer about the subject, I would say to avoid the first-person perspective like the plague. I should note that I […]Read more "WHY ISN’T HEARTBLOOD FIRST PERSON?"
I wanted to really quickly update the blog with some information regarding exactly what Heartblood is, the direction it’s heading, and what readers can expect in terms of the site and story management. For that one person worried about spoilers, there won’t be any here. Heartblood is, currently, a web serial, but it is being written […]Read more "HOW DOES HEARTBLOOD WORK?"