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
NaNoWriMo 2020 – The Challenges So Far by Benjamin Collier We’re almost one week into November. How is everyone doing with their NaNo projects? I’ve been caught off guard by the amount of unexpected challenges this time around. It’s been a bit more than just general life stuff, which is to be an expected part of… Read More NaNoWriMo 2020 – The Challenges So Far
Posted on November 3, 2020by benjaminfrog Hey everyone! How’s your NaNo project doing so far? I know it’s only Day 3 now, but that’s plenty of time to get a sense of how well you have or have not prepared. I’m finding myself struggling a bit with this project compared to last year’s, despite taking a similar… Read More NaNoWriMo 2020 – First 2 Days!