I recently signed up with Goodreads at the invitation of a friend. Yeah, I’m a bit behind the curve – again. (For those of you that use Goodreads, my author profile is online here.) Feel free to add me as a… Read More ›
A miscellany of random thoughts, geekery, reviews and other mysterious stuff careening around my addled brain.
A Thank You for Supporting my Unseemly Habit of Scribbling Nonsense
Being a creative person is interesting. I was going to say difficult but really, it’s mainly just interesting. You have to accept the fact you are a bit different from the rest of the world (when you don’t, only then… Read More ›
Leaving the First Circle Behind
For an entire month I stepped away from my novel. At the beginning of July, I sent a digital bundle of what could only be described as a piece of myself to a handful of beta readers. I tried my… Read More ›
My Thoughts on How I Wrote My First Person Novel with My Fingers on My Keyboard
Alternately titled “Thoughts on Writing in First Person” Having completed a novel that relies heavily on the first person point of view and having read quite a few novels that do the same, I’d like to share my experiences as… Read More ›
Do Movies Always Need a Script?
Pacific Rim delivered what was promised – giant robots beating the phosphorescent guts out of giant monsters. Was this a good movie? Well, I’d call it Armageddon meets the second half of the Avengers, but minus the genius of Joss… Read More ›
In the Works…
Well, I shopped around a story about a zombie until I had collected enough rejections to wallpaper my office. Okay, not nearly that many, but quite a few. Most were positive and of the rare “personal rejection” variety. For those… Read More ›
Putting Off Your Trunk Novel
Our critique group after-parties have been great fodder for blog posts lately. Hopefully my fellow writers don’t mind – all names will be withheld to protect the not-so-innocent. The many accomplished and skilled writers at the table were trading stories… Read More ›
Who am I Writing For?
Recently, I read a fantastic post by fellow NBWCG writer Annie Neugebauer about her take on “brutal honesty.” We had some disagreements on semantics, but overall, had a similar take on the issue. Critique should be delivered with poise and not include… Read More ›
This is the End
At our weekly crit group after party, one of our genius writers (who keeps managing to stay ahead of his sworn nemesis and avoid assassination) mentioned that “The End” would be a great song to wrap up a movie. I… Read More ›
Snicker Snack Goes My Vorpal Pen
My Creative Writing professor last year called my work “edgy“. A good friend at my Crit Group put it more simply – “you write some dark shit.” Even my humor has a blackness to it that may not sit well with… Read More ›