Interlude: The Benefits of Failure by J.K. Rowling

A quick interlude. My regular "Art of Fantasy" post will follow in a few minutes. I discovered an oldish speech by J.K. Rowling on the "Benefits of Failure" and her explanation of how rock bottom can serve as a solid foundation resonated deeply with me as a writer, and for that reason, I am sharing … Continue reading Interlude: The Benefits of Failure by J.K. Rowling

SFFWorld.com: The Setbacks and Joys of Universe Building by M.J. Kelley

M.J. Kelly, publisher and founder of Kōsa Press, wrote an article for SFFWorld.com, one of the oldest genre websites featuring the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. In the article, Kelley talks about writers staying true to their vision when creating a universe from the ground up and he also explains the hurdles and … Continue reading SFFWorld.com: The Setbacks and Joys of Universe Building by M.J. Kelley

Floating On Pixie Dust

Please forgive me when I share these review excerpts. Interspecies is coming out in a couple of days and to read the first reaction to words you've written is euphoric and humbling and you have this intense sense of wanting to share the good news. This morning I woke to a review on Goodreads and … Continue reading Floating On Pixie Dust

Deadlines and Vacations

"I have a deadline today right in the middle of a forced vacation at my mom’s. Luckily I’ve managed to secure the loft above the garage. It’s quiet here with no internet connection and just the swish of treetops swaying in the wind as company." I posted this to Instagram earlier this week. I can … Continue reading Deadlines and Vacations

The Cobbler and the Dragon

#TheDeadGod There once lived a dragon named Smok in a cave deep inside a hill–or, if you prefer, a small mountain, although “a large hill” is probably closer to the truth–who found sustenance in sheep and virgins, and when there were no more virgins, peasants from a nearby village tasted just fine, though they lacked the richness and splendor of chaste flesh...

Help Me Unleash My Stories

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgclvkTv4Ps I've done a strange thing. I've been thinking for a while now of getting my own Patreon page, so two days ago I began compiling one, writing soberly about my intentions with the page, about my lack of time due to factors most of us struggle with, and my aim to complete all my … Continue reading Help Me Unleash My Stories