2018 Reading Goal

The Reason Like many, I struggle to balance my writing life, my personal life, my full-time job, and other obligations. Most writers believe reading is an integral part of writing; As Stephen King says, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.” If a writer doesn't … Continue reading 2018 Reading Goal

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YOU Get to Vote on my 2018 Projects!

Before the New Year, I made a list of works I need to write and publish in 2018--works I've promised to readers, mostly sequels--as well as other live projects. Promised to publish: RUIN, Run Rabbit Run #3 The third COLOSSUS novel, but most likely not the last you hear from Avery Rhodes. Release date: late … Continue reading YOU Get to Vote on my 2018 Projects!

The Creepy Captivity Shorts: an experiment with an art form

What started as an eerie stand-alone flash fiction turned into a series of short stories and an experiment in publication. Nails: the first creepy captivity short (the original version is available for free here) -- Introducing our nameless host. An attempt to indulge his current victim threatens to tip him into insanity. My original intention to … Continue reading The Creepy Captivity Shorts: an experiment with an art form

Flaws and All: Writing Complete Characters

Gone are the days of the mustache-twirling bad guys, the pious knights in shining armor, helpless damsels in distress, and evil witches. These stock characters are fun when we're developing our sense of story, but they should soon serve one purpose: modelling what a flat, undeveloped character looks like. We should have villains rife with … Continue reading Flaws and All: Writing Complete Characters