Category Archives: Firefly

A Writing Report from the Trenches

A few weeks ago I set myself the crazy challenge of finishing this book by the end of the month. Rounding the corner into the final quarter mile, my goal seems unlikely (sad face) but I’m closer than if I hadn’t tried at all. That’s worth something, right? Whatevs, come September 2nd I’ll still be […]

Constructing a Character’s Backstory

You can’t write a compelling character without knowing what he wants, I mean really wants, the desires so deep he won’t even speak them to his therapist. (Assuming he has a therapist.) He may, in fact, not even know these desires on any conscious level. But since I’m writing as an omniscient narrator, I for […]