People I think I know

I want to talk a little about character development and how all of the characters I have written have become real people to me. I wrote a blog post about Flash Back, Second Nature, and Being Human, a while ago. Here it is if you’re interested: It’s true, my characters are me … and you. Even after the book is written and the story complete, what Charley might do or what Emery would say, still … Read on …

It’s fun and good for you too

Blogging about writing and reading has become therapy for me. I may have mentioned once or twice that storytelling is cathartic. Well, writing generally is, although, there is also this teensy-tiny stereotype that writers are psychologically challenged (not unstable, insane, or looney, mind). As I was saying. Instead of journaling, you could just as well talk to your peers or friends. (As if you need to add one more self-improvement tool to your list of … Read on …

Tales of speculative horror

I write Horror … oh, wait I mean speculative/science Fiction. I really detest genres and cannot wait for the day when some ingenious retailer (Amazon or iBooks) comes up with a way to extract meta-data in a book with the use of a tiny spider. Through my crystal ball I see: jambing a book into an imperfectly sized box as a thing of the past. You see, I have the problem of classifying my work … Read on …

It’s true, my characters are me … and you

It’s been a while since Flash Back was released. Six months later Second Nature (originally published as Regeneration X was published, four months or so after that Being Human was released. When I wrote the first book, unlike many authors of a series, I didn’t have a series planned. I thought Flash Back would be a standalone novel. While none of my stories end in a cliff-hanger, it wasn’t until two chapters before the end … Read on …

The importance of storytelling

Let’s talk about storytelling and what it does for us as humans. Throughout history, scribes, bards and yarn-tellers have been entertaining, as well as, inspiring us with the same ideas, but with words strung differently. Because while philosophically, “There is nothing new under the sun,” “nothing new” becomes a new something when an idea is shared and the voice behind it makes it unique. Long time ago, I earned an English degree in literature, before … Read on …