Category Archives: journal

Making Characters Sing… Figuratively

TweetBy the Brothers Seim: We’ve learned that  creating a natural character is one of the more challenging aspects in writing. We do struggle with it at times, but have discovered some things along the way. Let Them Grow: Characters tend … Continue reading

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A Very Simple Note

TweetDear writers, it is no longer revolutionary or daring to have a culture that is so “enlightened” or “loving” that they have sex with anyone and anything whenever they feel like it. In fact, it never was. College kids and … Continue reading

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Trauma, Hollywood style

TweetYou know how people die in movies? They get shot or stabbed in the chest, grunt, fall down, and summarily expire. That irritates me. I was watching The Magnificent Seven the other day (Good movie, by the way), and at … Continue reading

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BLOOD AND THUNDER!

TweetHave you ever been reading a fantasy story set in another world, or in a pre-historical version of this one and been stopped by a modern profanity? You stop and think “I get the point, but didn’t that expression only … Continue reading

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Writing Great Dialogue & Five Tips for Making it Crackle.

TweetBy Nathan Seim At first, writing dialogue was extremely difficult for me. No matter what I wrote, when I actually went back to read it, I found what I had written was usually lifeless, dry, and boring. I thought for … Continue reading

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Freedoms Eve – A Short Story by The Brothers Seim.

TweetSpace. Another frontier. Wait, hasn’t something like that been done. Let’s start over… This is the first Science Fiction short Nathan and I have written. The world it’s set in actually comes from a very popular (very fun) game called … Continue reading

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A Short Story – Sixth Floor, 2AM | 2011 WOTR First Place Fiction.

TweetThis is the first of our growing collection of short stories to actually get posted on our journal. There will be more to come. We also have plans to start posting them on Kindle and beyond. This is the story … Continue reading

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We won first place in the Write on the River 2011 competition.

TweetGot an exciting phone call tonight from Susan at Write on the River. Nathan and I won first place for best fiction, at the 2011 annual WOTR writers competition. We’re both really stoked. The story is a short piece called … Continue reading

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Writing Competitions

TweetThis year Nathan and I will be entering our first writing competition. As I’ve talked about on the FB page, we’ve been learning a lot by doing short stories and we though it would be great to put some of … Continue reading

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On Learning to Write Better.

Tweetby Gavin Seim: There’s something I’ve learned from being a photographer that applies perfectly to writing and that’s learning. I’m twenty five years old and I’ve been serious about photography for about 13 of those years. Looking back on that … Continue reading

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