Troy's update for February: writers conference, new blog posts, and fellow author shout outs
The greatest hero I've ever seen wasn't some burly warrior or a spell-slingin' sorcerer. Dak looked far from what you'd imagine as "heroic," but you'll never find more courage, sacrifice, or endless loyalty than that codgery ol' bird-man.
In this final part of our series, we look at the nuances of how your POV character experiences the world around them. I'll show you how to avoid filtering their actions and write engaging scenes, all without getting between the reader and your story.
Happy New Year! I hope the holidays were filled with love and laughter, excluding all of the drama and stress we tend to face. It's been longer than I intended to get an update out, but my family and I got hit with a couple rounds of the flu, followed by the hectic holidays. Dawn... Continue Reading →
Last time I broke filters into three categories: Internal, External, and Action Filters. So let's build more understanding by focusing on Action Filters, why you'll encounter these more than any other, and how to spot true filtering.
Characters have thoughts and make decisions like anyone, but do we need to narrate that? If you do your job right, you shouldn't have to, so stop filtering your writing and keep the reader engaged.
New blog post on filtering is up, Dawn of Corruption is still undergoing a final edit, and I'll be attending the San Francisco Writers Conference. Come join me!
Are you bloating your manuscript with unnecessary filters? Find out how to tighten these pesky word-sinks in "Filtering Pt. 1 - The Basics"
Hello everyone, Dawn of Corruption has been completed and the entire manuscript can be found on Wattpad or Inkitt—free... for now. Over the next month, I will be taking a break from writing and editing to work on my author platform - and to let my beta readers have a chance to dig into the... Continue Reading →