David Michael Williams2022-02-01T19:21:28-06:00February 1, 2022|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: character creation, characters, creative process, current project, fantasy, Sir Larpsalot, The Curse of Er'Mah'Gerd, TTRPG|
I wouldn’t think be the writer I am today if I hadn’t bought my first Dragonlance book as a sophomore and hadn’t already been a big LEGO fan.
David Michael Williams2020-07-13T21:18:37-05:00June 9, 2020|Categories: Work in Progress, Writing Tips|Tags: character creation, characters, creative process, current project, fantasy, my novels, names, Sir Larpsalot, writing, writing schedule, writing tips|
For reasons beyond my understanding, my brain likes inventing personas—everything from wacky facades to keep small children entertained to personalities projected onto passersby. Everyone has a story, after all.
David Michael Williams2020-07-13T21:29:04-05:00March 3, 2020|Categories: Work in Progress, Writing Tips|Tags: character creation, characters, current project, my novels, Sir Larpsalot, writing, writing tips|
Sometimes hearing voices can be a good thing—especially if you’re an author.
David Michael Williams2019-10-03T17:55:04-05:00May 7, 2019|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: character creation, characters, creative process, current project, fantasy, my novels, sci-fi, science fiction, speculative fiction, The Soul Sleep Cycle|
Some of my favorite villains are those who see themselves as heroes, and Annette Young falls wholeheartedly in that flock.
David Michael Williams2019-10-03T13:53:18-05:00September 4, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: character creation, characters, D&D, entertainment, fantasy|
Over the past few weeks, I’ve become well acquainted with a gnome barbarian by the name of Ozric. That could prove to be my first mistake...
David Michael Williams2019-10-03T13:49:53-05:00August 3, 2018|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: art, blog, book cover, business, business of writing, character creation, characters, current project, early writing, fantasy, genre fiction, my novels, readers, readership, sci-fi, science fiction, self-marketing, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, writers, writing, writing tips|
By auspicious happenstance, my 100th blog post coincides with another milestone: the completion of my next book’s cover. Behold!
David Michael Williams2021-09-08T21:22:50-05:00September 13, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: book cover, character creation, e-books, fantasy, free, my novels, readers, The Renegade Chronicles, world building, writing styles|
As a thank-you to my readers—and in hopes of reaching more—I’ve created a free compendium for The Renegade Chronicles, my fun fantasy saga featuring anti-heroes aplenty.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T19:05:39-05:00August 25, 2016|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: character creation, characters, current project, e-books, early writing, fantasy, journalism, my novels, The Renegade Chronicles|
An editor of mine once said, “No one wants to know how the sausage is made.” That may be true of journalism, but fans of fantasy often welcome a closer look at fictional worlds.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T13:37:17-05:00July 24, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: character creation, early writing, fantasy, names, The Renegade Chronicles|
Any dabbler in sword-and-sorcery fantasy has faced the challenge of naming a monarch or two. Far be it for me to disparage other namers of kings.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T19:19:09-05:00May 9, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: bad writing, character creation, characters, dialogue, fiction, good writing, journalism, readers, writing, writing dialogue, writing tips|
One of my earliest college writing assignments involved a little espionage.