Prose & Quan's

Quan Williams
Improve your writing and storytelling with advice from a published author!
Created 27 Jul 2021
  • Spaceballs and the Art of Branding
    10 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
    A while back I picked up a few bargain DVDs of classic movies I grew up on. I’ve been making an effort to grab these films, mostly for my own personal enjoyment, but also to share with my nieces and n...
  • Judy Blume and Leaving Your Comfort Zone
    03 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
    On my short list of all-time favorite authors, the first name on the list was Judy Blume. I read “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” while I was in the fourth grade, and the book spoke precisely to what...
  • Picking Through the Remnants
    27 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    Like most writers, I have gotten a lot of story ideas. We get bombarded daily by “what if” questions that are begging to be answered in our own particular style, with our own particular voices. It wou...
  • Writing Your Batman Story
    20 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    I’ve been told that every halfway decent writer has at least one good Batman story in them. I agree. Batman is a beloved character, and can be placed effectively in almost any type of story. For insta...
  • Interview with Elizabeth Burr
    13 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    One of the more inspiring stories I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing is the writing debut of Elizabeth Burr. This young lady has managed to write and self-publish a trilogy of fantasy YA books, despi...
  • Mass Effect and consequences
    06 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    The video game Mass Effect is a very popular 3rd-person shooter with heavy role-playing game elements. In it, you lead a team of warriors on a space-faring mission with dire stakes for humanity across...
  • Appendices and Story Bibles
    29 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    When crafting a story, especially a novel or series of novels, a writer will accumulate a lot of background information on his or her characters and setting. You could possibly come up with pages and ...
  • The Failure of Crossgen Comics
    22 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Crossgen Comics founder Mark Alessi’s death went by relatively unnoticed, as opposed to his comic book contemporary Stan Lee. Which is sad considering Alessi was also a trailblazer in the industry. I ...
  • Metroid and Environmental Storytelling
    15 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    While reading this excellent review of the hard to find fan-made AM2R videogame, I came across a term that intrigued me. It was a term I had seen before in Mark Rosewater’s articles about designing ca...
  • Interview with Antoine Bandele
    08 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    I have the honor of having access to a great network of fellow authors. Every so often I invite them to be interviewed for this blog. Antoine was one of the first to respond. What inspires your writin...
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