So I got good news and bad news The Veiled Sagas: Bloodied is now live! Where's the bad news? Only for ebook. Due to COVID and relate issues, the paperback will be delayed. This is completely out of my hands. I cannot even begin to express my appreciation for all the support, kind words and … Continue reading The Veiled Sagas: Bloodied EBOOK NOW LIVE!
Cover reveal for my upcoming short story collection!
BOOK LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT Bloodied: The Veiled Sagas Coming this May!
Holy Shit. I have not updated this in quite a while. And that is actually a good thing, or reflects a good thing. My earlier blogs were a way to help me deal with my past two years of horrible depression. So what has changed? Well, a big thing is that I am officially on … Continue reading November Update
Every trope follows the ebb and flow of trends. They are often privy to generational cycles and are reflections of wider societal trends. On the subject of bad guys and villainous characters you can see how societal trends shift. In the 50s the bad guys were enemy polities as a stand-in for Russia or Nazi … Continue reading Writing Advice – Unremarkable Bad Guys
The diagnosis is troubling... You've spent 300 pages on your world's history and not created a single compelling character; you have Worldbuilder's Syndrome
I'm back! And I totally did not keep writing blogs. Which is bad for three reasons. One, I need the therapy. Screaming into the void of cyberspace helps. Two, engagement, it keeps me talking to the void and sometimes the void talks back. Three, this makes me lax on my self-discipline and writing. Writing is … Continue reading July Update – Living the Dream er… Nightmare
The best writing advice you'll ever find. Everyone I prescribe this to responds well to it.
I have been seeing a sentiment amongst writers that has sort of frustrated me. So here is my defense for both writing and reading trash.
Well, I knew I should have drafted something earlier this week... What to talk about... Harder to say when I am actually doing really well with nothing to report. I am working away on the Blacksword Saga drafts. I'm trying to keep up the pace on them, but this forth episode is forcing me into … Continue reading Mid April Update: Ramblings… then a point about episodic storytelling