Heartfelt Laughter – A Missing Ingredient in Fiction

One of the things I remember best about my favorite filmed stories – whether live action or animated – was the sound of the characters’ genuine laughter. By far, the animated stories usually had more laughter than the live action shows. Japanese anime series were especially adept at having their characters throw their heads back … Continue reading Heartfelt Laughter – A Missing Ingredient in Fiction

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Bulletin – Unbound III: Goodbye Earth, Coming Soon!

It has been a struggle not to say anything about this anthology, readers, but it was worth the effort. In DAOwen Publications’ upcoming collection, titled Unbound III: Goodbye Earth, you will find the first story was written by me. This piece is called “All the Lamps Are Lit,” and it is one of my favorite … Continue reading Bulletin – Unbound III: Goodbye Earth, Coming Soon!

Reposted: Is It Normal to Hate What You Write?

​Once again, I must leave you with another's post in place of my own Vocational Vivication article. Rest assured I will be returning soon, readers. Until then please enjoy Meg Dowell's article: Is It Normal to Hate What You Write? Have you ever stopped in the middle of working on an article or manuscript, backtracked … Continue reading Reposted: Is It Normal to Hate What You Write?

A Valuable Study of the Story in Final Fantasy XV

Last year, in “The Importance of Brotherhood in Fiction,” this author referenced an article on SuperversiveSF that discussed Final Fantasy XV, the then-latest release in Square Enix’s game series. Not being much of a video gamer, she knew little about the series or the story and had no interest in pursuing either at the time. … Continue reading A Valuable Study of the Story in Final Fantasy XV