The Journey of ‘CHRONOMANCER’ Posted on October 28, 2020by benjaminfrog The seeds of the story that eventually became ‘The Final Power: CHRONOMANCER’ were first planted back in 2002, so it’s been nearly 2 decades in the making. I know the timeline because I remember how I was influenced by the first Lord of the Rings film, before the additional… Read More The Journey of CHRONOMANCER by Ben Collier
NaNoWriMo Prep 2020 Posted on October 24, 2020 by benjaminfrog (Benjamin T. Collier) Hey guys! Who’s doing NaNoWriMo this year? Are you all done with your prep work? If not, there’s still a week to go before November kicks off. Still time to cram in some prep. I myself have had a few projects on the go… Read More NaNoWriMo Prep 2020
Writing and Launching Your Memoir Originally posted on September 19, 2020 by Storygal Over the early spring, coauthor Donna Mann and I put our last touches on our new book. The content had been in process for some time, but in the last year, we accelerated our efforts and were ready for our editor to do her work… Read More Writing Your Memoir by Carolyn Wilker
Top 10 Mid-Series Shake-Ups: part 2 by author, public speaker and YouTuber Benjamin T. Collier. Today I’m finishing off the list of Top 10 Mid-Series Shake-Ups by going over numbers 6-10, because that’s how math works. Again, I’ve put them in order of most frequently used (by my reckoning), which is not the same thing as… Read More Top 10 Mid-Series Shake-Ups: Part 2
Top 10 Mid-Series Shake-Ups: Part 1 by author Benjamin T. Collier Posted on September 9, 2020 by benjaminfrog When writing a long-running series, sometimes significant changes must occur to give the audience a sense of newness and the passage of time, or just to make sure things don’t get stale. There are a number of different things… Read More Top 10 Mid-Series Shake-Ups: Part 1
Ben’s back this week with part 3 of his series on Writing Villains, ‘The Doosh’. Just what is a doosh and do you know any? Here’s what Ben has to say from his book “The Storyteller’s Handbook”. “Actually, Dooshes sometimes end up in the good guy category, but they are generally some sort of antagonist… Read More Writing Villains 3 — The Doosh
Writing sympathetic villains and monsters. Benjamin Collier takes us through the steps to write fantastic scenes with these fictional characters. Monsters “Monsters are a different kind of character than simply a Villain, because Villains are generally held responsible for the damage they cause because of the choices they make. But Monsters, traditionally speaking, are simply… Read More Writing Villains 2 – Sympathetic Villains and Monsters
Hello everyone. I hope you’re coping well with the ‘Stay At Home’ guidelines in place. I’m using this time to write like crazy. I thought you might be too. I was wondering if some printable worksheets for writers would be helpful right now. With that in mind, I’m offering the Character Creation worksheets and World-Building… Read More Worksheets for Writers
A few weeks ago we introduced you to the first in our From-To Writing Method series of workbooks for writers. The workbooks show you how to write a short story, ebook or nonfiction book in as little as ten hours and a novel in about four weeks by utilizing your social media as content. We… Read More The From-To Writing Method Launch!
Have you always wanted to write a novel, or maybe you’ve decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year? As a seasoned author or a fledgeling writer you know there’s more to writing a novel than pounding the keys non-stop for days on end. I did the NaNo challenge for the first time a few years… Read More Writing A Novel?