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China Took a Back Seat

Writing begets writing. Today’s Obvious Day at www.TerranceACrow.com! But sometimes I have to take comfort in obviousness, especially if it moves the novel forward. In my previous post, I talked about my plans to build out fictional China, because it’s going to be important soon. But realized that my protagonist, Melchizedek “Dek” Conrad, was seriously […]

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Only One Way to Finish a Novel…

Tonight, for the first time since the Fall 2019 anime season started, I spent an evening working on A Ghast in the Machine. In the beats for the 17 chapters I’ve written so far, I had introduced the main characters from Terran Consolidated Products, TransStell, and the United Nations. There are two groups remaining, and […]

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Lesson Learned: Focus is Good

When we last chatted on this site, I was trying a new technique to outline my novels before writing the beats. I’d successfully written the beats for Divinity Ascending, but I felt like there had to be a faster way. In my previous post, I talked about trying out OmniOutliner and tried it out. There’s […]