Every work of fiction is a ‘What If’. With Science Fiction the What If is more obvious. “What if we had the ability to travel back in time?” “What if we could bring dinosaurs back?” “What if we could clone ourselves instead of having children?” But even contemporary fiction has a What If when you… Read More What If?
A collection of custom characters I designed using the Creation mode in Soulcalibur 6. As a fiction writer the Soulcalibur franchise has proven to be a useful tool for visualizing my characters and seeing what looks good and what doesn’t. All of these pictures however are just interpretations of others’ characters. Enjoy! (To see some of… Read More How a Fantasy Writer Creates Characters in Soulcalibur 6 – by Benjamin T. Collier
Once you’ve got all your material and have checked all your facts, you’re ready to go through your manuscript more slowly and carefully, checking for basic punctuation, spelling, and grammar mistakes, but also looking for less obvious but common problems writers often trip over. Hunt down and eliminate words or phrases that are. . .… Read More Eliminate Weak Writing – Ann-Margret Hovsepian
New Book Release – ‘Orcs Vs. Wolves’ Posted on January 21, 2021 by benjaminfrog Set in the same post-apocalyptic universe as Vampires Vs. Dragons, Orcs Vs. Wolves continues the Horror vs. Fantasy theme by focusing on a rising conflict between goblins and werewolves in post-apocalyptic Mongolia. In this tale, goblinkind has dominated Eastern Mongolia, keeping both humans and werewolves as slaves, and… Read More New Book Release – ‘Orcs Vs. Wolves’
‘The Final Power: Chronomancer’ Playlist Posted on January 15, 2021 by benjaminfrog A list of songs and instrumental tracks that compliment some of the moments and themes in The Final Power: Chronomancer. I’ve placed them more or less in chronological order as far as the story goes. (Try not to take the song titles too literally. There isn’t actually a… Read More Fantasy Writer’s Playlist by Ben Collier
Soulcalibur 6 Custom Characters (and one from 5) – (part 6) Posted on January 4, 2021 by benjaminfrog A collection of custom characters I designed using the Creation mode in Soulcalibur 6 (and one in 5). As a fiction writer the Soulcalibur franchise has proven to be a useful tool for visualizing my characters and seeing what looks good and… Read More Soulcalibur6 Custom Characters from ‘Chronomancer’ by Ben Collier
NaNoWriMo 2020 – Prepping to Publish Posted on December 9, 2020by benjaminfrog Now that the marathon of NaNoWriMo is finished, I can start to relax a little, even though there’s still a lot to do before I’ve got a finished product. And my test reader is plowing through the book, so I better get cracking. On top of… Read More NaNoWriMo 2020 – Prepping to Publish
NaNoWriMo 2020 – Mission Complete! Posted on December 1, 2020 by benjaminfrog At 11:18 PM on November 30th I finished my novel ‘Orcs Vs. Wolves’! Yes, I reached the 50,000 word mark in the wee hours of the 29th, and kept writing, finishing off the story, adding some fine details, and making sure I had all the right conclusions… Read More NaNoWriMo 2020 – Mission Complete!
NaNoWriMo 2020 – The Final Stretch Posted on November 25, 2020 by benjaminfrog We’re into the final week now, and as I hit the 40,000 word mark I’m at the last 20% of the book to go. It seems to have been paced well, since there’s only the final battle and the lead in to go yet. And… Read More NaNoWriMo 2020 – The Final Stretch
NaNoWriMo 2020 – Flashback to 2019 Posted on November 18, 2020 by benjaminfrog We’re a little bit over the halfway point and personally the exhaustion is starting to amp up. I expected having this blog post written and ready to publish a couple of days ago but by the end of the daily quotas I’m finding the past… Read More NaNoWriMo 2020 by Ben Collier