Beyond The Nightingale Floor (§.03)

Continued from §.02 Haru and Ayumu left the unconscious Daichi to his pergola and Kumiko to the wood and made way to the south, down the lower mountain region which swiftly flattened and let out into a hilly expanse where the forest grew more thickly and mist was heavy in the air. Insects swarmed thick and… Continue reading Beyond The Nightingale Floor (§.03)

Plot Forcing: Two Variations

A plot point within a story may be said to be forced if a given development occurred because of a sudden change which had no precedent within the tale. One common form of plot forcing is sporadic, selective stupidity, the condition whereby a normally competent (or brilliant) character suddenly losses all wit so that said… Continue reading Plot Forcing: Two Variations

Writing Prompts 9/6/18

Writing prompts - a word or sentence meant to act as the catalyst to a piece of prose or poetry - is a very useful tool for generating ideas, producing more motivation and increasing one's writing output generally. Most writing prompts, however, are just a single word, and usually, a word that can be used… Continue reading Writing Prompts 9/6/18

Sex, Violence, Death, Toil: A Brief Primer On Fiction Writing, Prt. 1

I like what I do. Some writers have said in print that they hated writing and it was just a chore and a burden. I certainly don't feel that way about it. Sometimes it's difficult. You know, you always have this image of the perfect thing which you can never achieve, but which you never… Continue reading Sex, Violence, Death, Toil: A Brief Primer On Fiction Writing, Prt. 1