The Fallen Odyssey Fan Favorite

Some major Fallen Odyssey news is coming this Friday! In the meantime, who’s your favorite TFO character? Justin, the lost boy Zechariah, the ancient scholar Ahlund, the merciless mercenary Leah, the courageous exile Olorus, the loyal lieutenant Hook, the silent soldier Gunnar, the one-eyed scoundrel The character with the most votes by next Friday wins. Write-ins accepted. […]

C.B. McCullough Loves Sequels… Sometimes

C.B. McCullough Loves Sequels… Sometimes Sequels: the double-edged sword of the film industry. Like all movie geeks, I love a good sequel, and I hate, hate, hate a bad one.  It’s a pity that such a vast majority of Part 2s fall into that second category.  So what do good sequels do right, where the bad ones go […]

The Writer’s Road

“Some, dreading that awareness of how they do what they do would cripple their spontaneity, never study the craft. Instead, they march along in a lockstep of unconscious habit, thinking it’s instinct. Their dreams of creating unique works of power and wonder are seldom, if ever, realized. They put in long, tough days, for no […]

Digital Plotting: 4 Steps To Visually Track Story, Plot And Character Arcs in Fiction

Body hunched and head bowed, hammering the keys, breaking the stream of words only long enough to grab the mug and gulp down coffee that’s been cold for hours: the writer at work, delving into territories unknown. We’ve romanticized the art of fiction to almost spiritual levels.  To hear some people talk about it, you’d think simply sitting […]