Suicide Isn’t Painless

2016 is drawing to a close, and this is the final Scriptors post of the year. I thought it would be a good time for one of those “Best Of the Year” lists. But then I thought it would be a better time for something more important. So instead of giving you a fluffy...
The Call to Adventure

The Call to Adventure

I’ve ignored it twice in my life. At least. Which is kind of a big deal. For those who don’t know, the Call to Adventure is the first stage of the Hero’s Journey as outlined by Joseph Campbell in his 1949 opus The Hero With a Thousand Faces. As with any...

What Andy’s Up To

It’s October! Which means, it’s officially time to get your NaNo WriMo project prepped! For the uninitiated, “NaNo WriMo” (or sometimes just “NaNo”) is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month, which a big push to complete fifty thousand words of novel in the month...

Musings of a Mermare

I spent last weekend at Bronycon, the world’s largest My Little Pony convention. I cosplayed a mermare, something that has yet to appear on the current TV show (Friendship is Magic), but which has been featured in a picture book and the comics. I got to walk...

Lessons from Balticon

When I first decided that I would write my next blog post about the things I learned while I was at Balticon over Memorial Day Weekend, I expected to write about crafting a fight scene, gender-flipping in stories, crafting a villain, or designing a cover. But then I...

Building Words

After my last post (What’s in a Word?), fellow Scriptor Brooke Johnson recommended a book to me. It was The Art of Language Invention by David Peterson. I’ve been working my way through it, creating a language for my faeries as I go. Peterson’s method begins...