My Lost Archives: Dirge For A Blue Dawn

All fantasy settings in the Twin Spirals Universe started from a piece of Neverwinter Nights fanfiction. Specifically, it was fanfiction for a certain kobold bard who first appeared in Shadows of UndrentideĀ and went on to play a prominent role inĀ Hordes of the Underdark. That is, if you chose to recruit him. You could also not […]

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Finishing a Novel, Going On Holiday

Hello, readers mine! Some of you have doubtless noticed it’s been deadly silence here on the blog for a fair while. Has work kept me that busy? In a word, yes, though it’s not the paid variety. That is, not yet; my work has gone dormant, so I’m not reviewing scripts at the moment. (EDIT: […]

Unsympathetic Versus Unlikable Protagonists

Did you know, readers mine, that humans naturally feel an urge either to pick fights with or get away from people they do not like? Because, apparently, a statistically-significant percentage of writers are too dense to understand that. Both in my work as a script reviewer and elsewhere, I see the same problem appear far […]