Plots: The Way I See Them

Disclaimer: I receive no compensation for any reference material I list. Last time I wrote about the magic If and how it pertains to World-building. While writing that section, it came to me I don’t have the same process for any series, book, or possibly even a chapter in a book I write. For me, it has always been about storytelling. I tend to do many steps at once, in no particular order. What works for me might drive you nuts. That is the beauty of storytelling in any media. There is no one correct way to the finished product.…

World-Building

The Magic IF: I am a theatre teacher by training, so I take a number of ideas presented for producing theatre and acting and use them to help tell my stories. What is theatre but a different way of telling a story? Konstantin Stanislavski was a theatre practitioner and theorist at the turn of the century in Russia. In many ways, he is the beginning of the natural or realistic style of acting most people use and think of today when we watch theatrical performances. One of his many contributions was the concept of the Magic IF. I’m not going…

Dark Fantasy: Fractured Lands

There are times in which nothing is certain, in which no man’s life or destiny can be taken for granted. There are lands where battles still scar the earth, and in which rival kingdoms never cease striving for dominance. In such times, and in such places, life is cheap, and death comes quickly. In such times and places, there are victors and victims… and nothing in between. In Loss of the Resolute, author Greg Alldredge takes us into a bold new heart of fantasy darkness, and leaves us shaken, thrilled, and eager for more. For fans of Game of Thrones, this prequel…