New Book Release! It’s here! After two months of prep, one month of writing, and one month of getting ready to publish, I can now say that my NaNoWriMo 2021 project Elves Vs. Zombies is in the Amazon marketplace! I’ve got a synopsis below. For 200 years after the fall of man, the elves taking residence in our… Read More Elves v Zombies
Writing a Skeletal Plot for a NaNoWriMo Novel – by Benjamin Collier November is approaching faster than I thought! I had listed the last half of October as my time to finalize a skeleton plot with minor details for each scene, (as well as finer details for the opening scene, or whichever scene I plan… Read More Writing a Skeletal Plot
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?
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
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!
We all know jerks are selfish and obnoxious but what are they really thinking? We’re continuing our look at storytelling with fantasy and sci-fi author, Benjamin T Collier. Today Ben is talking about writing villains in your story, specifically Personal and Obstacle villains. “To be clear, when I say “villain” I do not exclusively mean… Read More Writing Villains 1 – Personal Villains and Obstacle Villains
We’re continuing our look at heroes in storytelling with author, Benjamin T Collier. Symbolic Heroes are a difficult bunch to portray, as Benjamin explains in part 3 of Writing Heroes from his book, ‘The Storyteller’s Handbook’. “Symbolic Heroes can be among the most difficult types of heroes to write, at least in a way that… Read More Writing Heroes 3 – Symbolic Heroes