I’m Still Here and Trying to Write

Hi friends,


I just wanted to give a quick update that I’m still around. I have plans to work on my superhero novel in September and finish Signs of the Hunted in October. If I don’t make those goals, I’ll be doing it it for NaNo. I would rather not start another project, while I have two unfinished for right now. However, I’ve always used NaNo to start a brand new project, so we shall see. I hope to do another blog post about a movie I found very inspiring this past summer. It truly inspired me, so I’ll try to do that soon.

Good luck to you and your projects.

A Villain is (Usually) the Hero of His Own Story

A really good post on villains.

Build a Villain Workshop

Why is a videogame like that such an exciting idea? Really, why does that merit a Stephen Colbert meme? I want you to think about that question, not just read it, assume it’s rhetorical, and move on to the rest of the article.

Did you think about the question? Goodness, minion, go back and think about the question like I told you to! (By the by – I’ve actually played such a game. I can’t tell you what game because obviously that would spoil the ending. But I was kind of left staring at my computer screen wondering what I had done. WHAT HAD I DOOOONE!?)

We’ve already said, quite a few times, that motive is everything. This is so much the case that if your villain’s motive is stupid, chances are good that your villain is, too. If his motive is cliche, chances are that he’s cliche too. So…

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