Books, How's This Book?, Review

Murder By Other Means: Visible Improvement

Back when I first started reviewing books, one of the first I touched on was a little murder mystery called The Dispatcher. I praised it for it's unique premise but found the actual execution of it to be pretty disappointing. After I wrote that review, I forgot about it, banishing it to the darkest recesses… Continue reading Murder By Other Means: Visible Improvement

Books, Character Analysis, Movies, The Mind of a Character

Inigo Montoya: How a Single Line Can Perfectly Capture a Character

In storytelling, there are three important things you need to do to establish your characters. It doesn't matter if it's a book, a movie, a video game, or whatever. If you don't do these three things, your character isn't destined to last. They are: Give the audience their nameEstablish their backstoryEstablish their goal Now, you… Continue reading Inigo Montoya: How a Single Line Can Perfectly Capture a Character

Books, How's This Book?, Mistborn, Review

The Well of Ascension: The Final Empire Expands and Collapses

Which problem seems bigger to you? Marriage troubles? A trio of different armies sieging your hometown? If you answered the former, than you are correct. Mistborn: The Well of Ascension is an excellent sequel. It expands on the story and characters established in the first book wonderfully while introducing new characters that compliment them perfectly.… Continue reading The Well of Ascension: The Final Empire Expands and Collapses

Books, Writer's Diary

Writer’s Diary #4: An Objective Completed

I had two goals at the beginning of this year. Goal one: finish the rough draft of my main project, Threads of Reality. The other was to have the next batch of Energia chapters finished and ready to go. The former was my top priority, while the ladder remained something for me to do to… Continue reading Writer’s Diary #4: An Objective Completed