Why You Need to Write Less (Every Now and Then) It has been almost 20 days since I last opened my book. I’m very slowly making my way through a second draft. There are no deadlines other than the recklessly ambitious one I set for myself at the end of 2019 … you know. Before … Continue reading Reposted: Why You Need to Write Less (Every Now and Then)
Unless they are preternaturally gifted, most aspiring authors’ prose is less than stellar when they begin setting their stories down. This can be disheartening, and some writers throw in the towel after their first few attempts show no improvement. For those who persist, it can take time to identify which particular skills they need to … Continue reading 10 Exercises to Help Improve Your Writing Skills
To fight effectively requires the proper state of mind. Any martial arts or firearm instructor will tell his students this fact. If you are not aware of your environment and prepared to defend your life and/or the lives of those close to you, then you look like prey. And prey only exists to feed the … Continue reading Worldbuilding: Or, the Mind-set Necessary to Make Medieval Fiction Realistic
Take a look at this thought-provoking piece Benjamin Cheah, readers: This world is a dark world. Open a newspaper and see for yourself. Murder, genocide, civil war, assaults, rapes, kidnapping, sex trafficking, corruption, on and on, and endless litany of crimes high and petty. Any outrage, if any, will last until the moment a … Continue reading Reposted: Going Bright
Most writers know that there is more to a story than the fact that it is simply fiction. However, since creative narratives are by nature ethereal, it is not easy to define them or explain what they mean to both authors and readers/viewers. Mr. Critzer does a good job of defining this point in the … Continue reading Is It Just a Story, or Is It More?
DAOwen Publications’ latest anthology, Unbound III: Goodbye, Earth is available NOW! My short story, “All the Lamps Are Lit,” is the first in the collection. You can pick it up through Amazon in either the print or Kindle format, whichever you prefer. Once again, this author wishes to offer her thanks to the editor, Mr. Douglas Owen, for this … Continue reading Bulletin – Unbound III: Goodbye, Earth – Available TODAY!!
This is the cover for Cirsova’s Summer Special, readers: No, your eyes are not deceiving you. My novelette “Halcyon” is the cover story for this special issue of Cirsova Magazine! It also inspired this glorious artwork (I am still in awe of this beautiful cover!). To be granted this privilege is a humbling honor. Once … Continue reading Bulletin: Cover Reveal