I've often heard remarks about story telling that a beginning is the most important aspect of a tale. But is that so? Because an ending can stick in a reader's mind for ages. Yet, I'm of the opinion that both are important for a story to work and unfold. I'm a firm supporter of a … Continue reading Which Is More Important: Beginning or End?
So, in my youth, I was desperate for a truly deep and committed relationship. I never really found it then. My life was full of haphazard affairs and less than loyal women who were in it less for the relationship than for a quick means of forgetting that OTHER guy who was always more charming, … Continue reading A Poem: ‘This Place That’s Filled With You’
Here it is, the end of November 2019. I haven't posted anything yet this month and I suppose this will be one of the last few posts of the year. Mostly, there's just too much to do to prepare for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years... Christmas shopping to be done and finished! I'm proud … Continue reading Another Year Come And Gone
Once upon a time, I was a college student. I suppose most of us have been there before. I had several majors: International Studies, Motion Picture Production, a brief stint in Archaeology, English, Political Science, and a consideration of Physics. The only degree I ended up getting was an associates in Graphic Design. What can … Continue reading A Poem: ‘Hey, Man’
SO MY BOOK is finished. I'm satisfied with it. I've been submitting to agents and getting denied. Mostly because of word count. I've spent a few weeks whittling it down to something more acceptable and ended up with an edition some 165k words in length (original final product some 190k in length). But the more … Continue reading The Challenge of Consistent Writing
Okay, so I do have a lot of poems. Not all are really good. This one, though, fits the period of time I'm living through. What does it mean? That things are just random. I was going for a rhythm based process, if I remember correctly. So, it isn't in a literary sense sort of … Continue reading A Poem: ‘Randomnity’
I started writing my book Red Star Sheriff roughly two years ago. I'm happy to report that I finished all the major edits to it within the last few weeks (though wordcount seems to be a sticking point on getting it published through a traditional venue--so I still have to evaluate that angle). I've been … Continue reading And It’s Done! …Sort of.
Here is a poem I came up with years ago. I developed it while playing the video game Wild Arms 4. There was a character there named Raquel and, for some reason, the name just stuck with me. I had to wax poetic and this was the result. Is it good? I don't know. I … Continue reading Poem Time!: ‘RAQUEL’
Wooo! I don't know how people manage to do it! I don't know how people manage to have a full time job (such as myself) and are able to keep up with a blog! I mean, I'm working on my book still so that's been keeping me fairly occupied. But to put daily work into … Continue reading Believe it or not, Yes, I’m still here
I'm in the endgame now! Got through two thirds of my narrative, rewritten significant portions of the story, cleaned up plot holes, and strengthened character arcs! I'm enjoying the process and pleased with how the final story is coming along. By the end of August, I think, all will be said and gone. Soon, I … Continue reading How My Book Is Coming