A Way to Plot if Plotting Isn’t Your Thing

As I said in mid-April’s post, I’ve come to the conclusion that authors have strengths and weaknesses when it comes to different aspects of writing novels. My personal favorite is world-building; my “story ideas” aren’t really story ideas but rather world ideas. Characters, I feel like I can handle pretty well. But plotting? Let me … More A Way to Plot if Plotting Isn’t Your Thing

A Revolutionary Idea (+Mini Book Review +BONUS! Kittens!)

I’ve been thinking recently about the state of our novel selection in book stores and libraries and the like. And, as I assume you know based on my usual content on this blog, what I’m most interested in is finding ways to improve the books out there so they’re more original and interesting. Not to … More A Revolutionary Idea (+Mini Book Review +BONUS! Kittens!)

Short Story Strain (+Mini Reviews + Bonus! Cat Pics)

If any of you wonderful, loyal readers have explored my authors’s site, or read TMC’s last post at the very least, you know I write weekly short stories. Out of the three categories thus far, two are mere genres. The third is not. It’s an ongoing collection of short stories based on a sort of … More Short Story Strain (+Mini Reviews + Bonus! Cat Pics)

The Big Character Controversy (+ Mini Book Review)

We Know the “Strong Female Character” Label Isn’t Working Because it’s Always in Quotations Every writer’s blog ever has written a post about their take on the whole “strong females character” argument. It’s understandable that it would be such a complex topic to write about when we don’t really know how gender representation needs to … More The Big Character Controversy (+ Mini Book Review)

Welcome 2017

It was a year ago last night, as I waited for 2016 to arrive, that the concept of the Mad Chronicler first sprang into being. It is with great pleasure that I say today marks the first year anniversary of this blog. It’s gone through a lot of experiments, and a lot of changes, but … More Welcome 2017