Four narrative excerpts from Daydream — a young adult fantasy manuscript. SPOILER ALERT.
Novel Excerpts: “Winter’s Child”
Three narrative excerpts from Winter’s Child — an adult historical-fiction manuscript.
Novel Excerpt: “Notes on Winter’s Child”
An intercalary excerpt from “Winter’s Child” — an adult, historical-fiction manuscript.
The Death Walker
A commissioned writing project for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition.
Script Excerpt: “What’s New, Pikachu?”
A short excerpt from “What’s New, Pikachu?” — a mockumentary of perspective in the digital world.
Cinderella’s Mice is a crafts and costuming boutique that gives special attention to projects of a nerdier bent. [Copywriter for website.]
The Yellow Oxalis
A traditionally inspired sonnet, written in the style prevalent during the Elizabethan period.
The Lightning Bug: Word Choice in a Thesaurus-Driven World
With the advent of new technology, there is an undeniable shift in the techniques and themes of literature. This is a trend that has permeated history. With the replacement of typewriters by digital word processors, we were introduced to a new ease of revision; with the invention of reading tablets like the Nook or the Kindle, we saw an alternative to spacious personal libraries; and with the increasing accessibility of the internet we’ve experienced the obsoleting of physical dictionaries and thesauruses.
The Dance of Style and Content
For each new story, a writer must make a slew of stylistic choices. What’s the literary perspectice? Should the language be in low or high diction? How will I dictate internal monologue? All too many writers assume these choice are arbitrary, yet a seasoned author will tell you that these decisions are hardly choices at all.
IdeaTAP is an online magazine that business professionals can leverage to build and enhance relationships with their clients and prospects. [Copywriter for general content.]