Coming Up For Air

I purposely set aside the blog the last couple of months to focus on revisions on my novel.  There were a couple of weeks where so much paper was scattered around my apartment that the only spot to sleep was my couch.  I’m glad to say that revisions are done and I’m able to catch […]

The (Story) Bible

No, I have not found religion. I’m talking about a different kind of bible. I read a post that Chuck Wendig wrote about plotting and preparing for a novel, and the story bible was among the suggestions.   Story bibles aren’t new. In fact, when I looked it up on Wikipedia, I found links to […]

Constructed Languages

Paul Frommer made Na’vi.  Mark Okrand made Klingon.  J.R.R. Tolkien made Quenya, Sindarin, and many other languages. Constructed languages have accompanied fictional cultures for years, and are pretty much a requirement in future writing.  The reader’s attention to detail is such that they will register whether or not something is off linguistically just as they […]

The Infamous Social Media Post

Social media is a double-edged sword.  It’s a great way to get your work out into the world, connect with like-minded people, form new relationships, and play raunchy hashtag games.  It’s also a great way to run into trolls and rig elections. I saw the birth and rise of social media from the day it […]

I’m Alive!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog, so long that I wiped it clean to start over fresh.  And now I feel like Robin Williams in that scene in Jumanji where he asks, “What YEAR is it?!” So for the more perceptive of you, yes, I’m alive and re-re-restarting my blog. I’ve been […]