How I Found My Balance

Work can kind of take over your life. Add to it the ever growing demand of dishes and laundry, and it seems like there is never enough time in the day to get your long list of things done. Writing usually finds itself at the very bottom of that list. Lately, that has meant a … Continue reading How I Found My Balance

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What Studio Ghibli Taught me About Writing

One of my favorite storytellers has to be the Japanese children's animation company, Studio Ghibli. Not only do they beautifully animate beloved stories by children's authors (such as Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones), but they write and direct their own stories, as well (such as Princess Mononoke). Through watching as many Ghibli movies … Continue reading What Studio Ghibli Taught me About Writing

Four Questions to Answer When Creating Your Own Magic System

Magic has been something writers have added to their stories for as long as stories have been told. Zeus changed into a swan to seduce Leda. Your RPG character throws fireballs at the Demogorgon. If you want to write fantasy, or even contemporary fantasy, you're going to want to add some kind of magic to … Continue reading Four Questions to Answer When Creating Your Own Magic System