The question for any writer seems to always be, 'Who is your audience?' And the truth is, I have no idea. Sure, it works out well for nonfiction writers on discovering who their general audiences are (because, as it happens to be, most nonfiction writers write towards a certain group of people). I, however, do … Continue reading Who Is Your Audience?
I haven't written anything in like a month. Every time I think that I might, I get sidetracked by life demanding every little bit of my attention. My wife is pregnant and we're expecting a son come December. Sweetness. However, that means my time is devoted to working for that ever loving green dollar that … Continue reading The Corona Virus Isn’t Giving Up The Ghost (But It Sure Is Making Life Difficult To Live In)
So, it's been a few months since I last posted. I believe March was the last time and that was when I decided to release my novel early due to the looming Coronavirus outbreak. And here we are, two months into this chaotic pandemic and it doesn't look like it'll truly be letting up anytime … Continue reading These Are Strange Days
You know, it's pretty cool seeing your work printed up in book form. Even if it is just self published and you know you're the only one who'll ever see it and/or read it. Oh well. I'm still trying to find an agent for my Red Star Sheriff book, but I can content myself with … Continue reading Doin’ it yourself…
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
So I'm rewriting chapter one of my novel, Red Star Sheriff, and I'm curious, which opener do you think works better? The original? Or the rework? I'm trying to be more descriptive but I'm curious if a shorter, more into it sequence is preferable versus the more visually descriptive work. If you have an opinion, … Continue reading NOVEL INTRO REVISITED: WHICH WORKS BETTER AND WHY?
BEFORE WE GET too far into this, let me just say this now and profusely, this will be getting into heavy spoilers for Star Wars The Last Jedi. If you have yet to see it (and if you are still interested in seeing it given the controversial nature of the film) then you should run … Continue reading THE CASE FOR THE LAST JEDI: A STAR WARS STORY (DISCUSSION)
Jesus...I am SUCH a child of the 80s. I was just watching a video on Youtube that I completely disagreed with. It was ragging on Mass Effect Andromeda for...I don't know, reasons I guess. And it dawned on me, holy shit, we were so much better off in the 80s. We VALUED what entertainment was. … Continue reading ALL YOU FANS CAN BITE ME! I’M A CHILD OF THE 80’S!!
THE FLAT EARTH CONSPIRACY Once upon a time, science was regarded as one of the most respectable and important tools in our arsenal to understand our world, ourselves, and our place in the universe. Sure, it’s had its problems, its fanatic practitioners who’ve embarrassed the look of said tool, but always it was driven by … Continue reading THE FLAT EARTH CONSPIRACY
US VS THEM: THE HUMAN CONDITION Racism. A rightfully hateful word. It’s full of rage and disgust and the judgement that whatever is different is bad. Or if it’s not bad, it at least is predisposed to certain proclivities that can’t be ignored. For most people, racism as a term implies the eternal struggle between … Continue reading Us Vs Them: The Human Condition