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Write what you know.

Beena's dialogue from Wednesday's page was written from experience.  It's one of my biggest faults and I'm constantly aware of it, perhaps to the point of semi-paranoia.  But instead of only constantly fretting about it, I decided to turn it into something creative, and in this case it took the form of Beena din Ailua's character arc in this story.  It's one of the most frequent pieces of advice I give to people who come to me for writing tips; write what you know.  I got to turn one of my b...

Time on My Hands

I've been thinking about time a lot, lately. It started when I played through the game Quantum Break, and it turned out to be one of the few stories that treats time travel really logically. Throughout the game you're continually confronted with the idea that events in time are fixed, that they can't be changed. That time is a singular consistent series of events. You can't go back in time and change things, because those things already happened. This is the crux of the conflict in the game, be...