Finding Your Character’s Narrative Voice

Without a doubt, narrative voice is the most important thing to really nail about your fictional characters. In a previous article on establishing and maintaining your character’s point of view, I touched on narrative voice and how it is affected by the author’s choice of POV. While POV (and your way of expressing Read More …

Turning a Short Story into a Novel

In December of 2012, I began to rework what had been a two-thousand word short story into something much, much larger. That original piece, a mildly-humorous alien invasion yarn, was called “Once, Upon the Dark Matter Highway.” It was basically an elaborate setup for a zinger punchline. The kind where the drummer in the corner goes bah-dum-tshhh! at the Read More …