Brainstorming the gay neighborhood! (Ficuary: Day 19)

Okay, second ever voiceover, this time with a real microphone and no rain. I could have gone on and on with this mind map but I ran out of space. Really love this neighborhood and the city it's part of, should seriously think about...writing some books set there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kR6bwpkmIQ

February 19th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: |

#spoilers Mid-book Mind Map (Ficuary: Day 17)

Here there be #spoilers for a book I'm actually writing! The Lucy book, Burning Bright, is in need of a mid-book mind map, and here it is. Do not recommend if you are particularly sensitive to spoilers for books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8SlpgeKcg

February 17th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: |

Paranormal Series Mind Map (Ficuary: Day 16)

Unplanned, I thought I'd totally fall on my face, but indeed I had SHIT TO WRITE ABOUT. Series brainstorm. Allowing oneself to just brainstorm the fuck out of things one may never actually write is legit good creative energy at work. Once you take off the shackles of having to, uh, I dunno, *do* a book, you can just fuck off with ideas for it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvmMxH9Ejf0

February 16th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: |

Setting! With a name! And a legit rain soundtrack! (Ficuary: Day 15)

So outside lighting on a bright white day of snow and rain...is nice. I mean, it's also freezing ass cold, but wow, the lighting. Did this one outside and included the actual soundtrack (sorry about the sniffling, it's damn cold). Also, yay, this city has a name and everything! I KNOW IT'S SHOCKING WHEN I BRAINSTORM SOMETHING WITH A NAME. I'm definitely going to place some shit in this city. Don't know what. Hopefully it will include a couple of queer teens who team up with a secret cabal of librarians to save the world. Maaaaaaaybe... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLD8dm2HN1I

February 15th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: |

Character Brainstorm! (Ficuary: Day 14)

Related to the Nix brainstorm I posted a few days ago. Should I ever write that book, this dude would be a part of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDdsCQFyJnI

February 14th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: |

Plotting A Thing (Ficuary Day 13)

I'm trying to get outside my comfort zone a bit. This is graphical (on a scale of like...not at all graphical to very slightly graphical). And it's also a plot I stepped into with absolutely no pre-planning. I tend to do stuff for Ficuary that I have some clue about (mostly because it seems like inviting you to suffer through a lot of me having no earthly idea what I'm doing seems lousy), but this is my project, so I'm trying to push myself. Had no ideas coming into this, just wanted to do something with action and shooting and

February 13th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: |

Character Brainstorm–now with voiceover! (Ficuary: Day 12)

I'm really intrigued by this character, now that I've unearthed him from the vault where ideas go to die. I kinda wanna...write his book now. What do you think about the voiceover? Good? Bad? Ugly? Do it again sometime? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO1iyIfuNe8

February 12th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: |
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Plotting A Book (Ficuary: Day 10)

So I've had this idea in my head for a while and played around a little with the protagonist's voice, but I haven't actually sat down and brainstormed the plot. This is a combination of list and mind map, I think. Sorry about the focus shifting in the beginning. No idea what was up with that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_GZb4uCf1w

February 10th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: |

One Line Brainstorm (Ficuary: Day 9)

Yay, we're back on video! This was a total experiment and it was a BLAST. A random line occurred to me early in the morning so I scribbled it in a Gmail draft, then saw it later and immediately thought of a bunch of directions I could go with it. Here's what was an honest to god twenty minute sprint of me just riffing in different ways off that one line. (It's only five minutes now! I wouldn't make you sit through twenty.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW6Sw6efVSc

February 9th, 2019|Categories: blog|Tags: |