New Fantasy Book Announcement

With A Man in Revolt completed, I am free to work on another fantasy novel. This time you can expect even more magic and fantastical intrigue. … More New Fantasy Book Announcement

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Writing Sorrow

Sorrow is a tricky thing to write. Do too much and your characters just seem melodramatic. Do too little and they seem robotic. So what do you do? First off, if you feel sorrowful yourself, use it. I’m sorry that you feel that way. Truly. But if you need to write something sad, you’re in … More Writing Sorrow

An Unsolved Mystery

People love to understand stories in their entirety. It’s frustrating when we reach the end of a book and ask ourselves, “What the hell happened?” We don’t get it and it infuriates us. There are too many loose ends, too many questions that need answers. Are the answers even there? Maybe I didn’t read well-enough. … More An Unsolved Mystery

Chekhov’s Gun

Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first act that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third act it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there. —Anton Chekhov Minimalism and set-up. When you think about … More Chekhov’s Gun

Novel=Self-Esteem?

There’s nothing like logging onto Amazon to see you’ve sold several copies of your novel. Yeah, money is great. But I would sell my work for free and still enjoy watching sales increase. People like my work. It’s quite flattering.

Published!

At last! BECOMING GOD is published. Take a look. Spread the word. But it. Come on…look at the cover. You know you want to. Here’s the link.