Bracing for Impact

Turmoil and change are often great fodder for creativity. The threshold between what was and what will be is the perfect recipe for fiction. Every story is about becoming or undoing (or both - see The Stormblade Saga...) and the personal experiences navigating change are what feed an author's prose. With my life both tucked … Continue reading Bracing for Impact

I Am Not Your Entertainment Committee

A time-honored classic. Like "Do you want me to turn this car around?" or "Wait until your father gets home!" One of those countless sayings you swore you'd never inflict on your own children, let alone your fans. Yep, this one's for you guys. All five of you in the cheap seats waiting to hear what … Continue reading I Am Not Your Entertainment Committee

How not to Blog

More wonderful advice from DFWCon was flung at me than I could possibly absorb. I'm still reeling at the impact. The result is, I'm standing over my manuscript, bloody scalpel in hand, doing a thorough divination of the entrails. No, it's not a horror project, but the rewrite I've launched into is so visceral and … Continue reading How not to Blog