- Hi, I'm Tim and welcome to my website. I am a speculative fiction writer, focusing on fantasy and science fiction stories, and this blog is where I share my thoughts about stories and my journey as a writer.
Category Archives: Character
We’ve all been there; life gets crazy and an embarrassing amount of time passes between our present moment and when last we were crafting our “current” work in progress. A week, a month, a year: all of it can feel like … Continue reading
Characters are a critical part of a story for me. We have all seen or read plot-driven stories where tensions are high and character development is nonexistent. While these tales may be fun, my aim is to create stories with engaging and relatable characters. We … Continue reading
Continuing on the topic of what goes into creating a fictional world (see part 1 and part 2), how do you come up with names for places and characters? Having unusual character names is a common trope in fantasy stories; names like “Thugromri Chaosbender”, “Far’ry’n”, … Continue reading
I love music and the emotions a song can convey through the combination of lyrics and instrumentation. Sometimes you find a song which encapsulates a feeling or idea. I have thought about basing characters on songs, either as the beginning, middle, … Continue reading