We don't just stick to fantasy writing here at LOGI. Sometimes, a guest will pop over from other places and offer some poetry. Today, our guest is Dr. Marvin Pippert and his poem "Paradoxical Opposition." Thank you Dr. Pippert from taking time out from your lectures to give our readers some of your creative writing.… Continue reading Surprise Guest Poet – Dr. Marvin Pippert #poetry #legendsofgreenisle
When I was creating the series of Legends of Green Isle, one of the biggest obstacles I came across was naming characters. I didn't want them to sound silly. (I could see them frowning at times when I posed a name that was reminiscent of a comic book hero). Fantasy characters like my dragons, elves,… Continue reading Help! How do I Name my Characters in a Young Adult Fantasy Story?
If there is one thing I could suggest to people who want to be great writers, I would say, "feel your characters' emotions." Everyone can tell a good joke, but there are just some people who are better at it than others. It's usually the individuals who are able to convey emotion along with their words… Continue reading Feeling your characters’ emotions: Writing a great Young Adult story.
As any writer knows, its finishing that last sentence of the story which is the trophy of any writing. When writing a series, books can be spaced apart as many as three years, and it can be difficult remembering certain points or plots which you constructed in a previous book. So how do you finish… Continue reading Finishing Strong in a YA Fantasy Series (Concluding book two “The Mirror Sliver.”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5bTYSjYg_0 Lost upon a path Shadowed by fear, uncertainty Feeling forgotten and alone, Wondering, wondering Is there time? Seeing, yet not touching Hearing, but not speaking Feeling, yet not finding, that kindred soul. Wondering, wondering Is there time? Memories masked with anger Some made not at all. Have we crossed that threshold? Wondering, wondering Is… Continue reading Is there time?
What happened to those times when laughter came so easily? I don't have it much anymore. It doesn't come from deep within. No, not like it used to. What happened? I feel it has been the roads which I've chosen. Those byways of connections, Loves which were lost, Memories not made, Times forgotten. What happened?… Continue reading What Happened?
The cry is heard, upon the ramparts. Ships on the horizon!! Hurry men, gather weapons. the enemy's wind is behind them. Should we fall, we fall with honor, for our hearts are brave and true. The King has mustered all his kingdom and set upon it his fire for life. Should we fall, we fail… Continue reading Should We Fall
The other day I saw this statistic "over 770,000 new books will be released this year." (Don't remember where I read it though) These books are from authors who are well-known and those, who are like me, not so well-known. I asked myself this question, "Why do I write?" Why do I write if I am such a… Continue reading Why do we Write?