Writing with Emotional Connection: Starting Slow

Sometimes you want to write a story that’s all action and adventure, your reader pulled happily from one feat of derring-do and Evil Overlord deathtrap escape to the next. In media res is perfect for that. But what if your focus is more on the world and the people who make their lives in it, for better or worse? Continue reading

A Bit of an Urban Fantasy Superhero Plotbunny

Yes, my plotbunnies are careening into and out of ideas like spiders given caffeine. The past month has been… extremely stressful, even by my standards. So given the choice between banging my head against the wall and not writing anything, or jumping into new (or, as in Whispers, much older) stuff and getting something written each day, I’m taking the writing option. Even if that means leaving some current works-in-progress to sit until I’m feeling a little less, “oh man, lawyers and more Federal paperwork around every corner.”

(I now know how to order official death certificates. Which are needed for all kinds of paperwork. This is not something I ever wanted to know.)

So. Currently the plotbunnies want colorful! Fantastic! Awesome powers! World-shaking magic! Continue reading