Writing for entertainment purposes will draw your reader in, but if humanity is our goal, we need to have a deeper, sometimes darker, message for readers to latch on to. My goal with Lord of Columbia is to do just this.
From my experience, the dreaded Marathon of the Middle can be summed up as the Obstacle Course of the Middle. Here are a few techniques I've used to break down barriers.
I don't care about your day job. I only care about whether or not you consider yourself a writer before all else, or whatever your passion may be. To become what you want to be, you must refer to yourself as such.
There are quite a few story structures, but my favorites have always been the Classic Structure, and the Hero's Journey. Here is how I depict such structures, and lay an example of one.
I talk often of my Lord of Columbia launch coming in September, but I'm also penning another tale called Comeback Kid, set to be released in December. Below you'll find a short backstory to my writing of the work with a plot synopsis and the reasons behind it.