Writing Update: 03/04/2017

Yes, I know I'm severely late with the next installment of Obscure Tales. It appears I have thoroughly underestimated my workload and the time available to me for writing. I have also misjudged the amount of work and time required in retelling old legends and folklore. Apart from the research, which involves more than just … Continue reading Writing Update: 03/04/2017

#Blog Polling Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in my poll. I'm pleased to discover you want me to regularly write about forgotten mythology. On the other hand, I'm surprised you folks are interested in my "inner turmoil." "Writing Adventures" came in third and that is fine because I've written about it on and off since I started … Continue reading #Blog Polling Results

The Awesome Power of Short Fiction

I dedicate this post to those who love reading short stories and to those who love writing them (including this writer). I'm reblogging an article from ScreenCraft about why short stories make such great movies. On top of that, and as a way of confirming the above, a producer friend of a friend explained that short … Continue reading The Awesome Power of Short Fiction

Attack of the Deadlines

It's been a crazy couple of weeks. You probably noticed I posted Art of Fantasy really late last week. That is because I've been working on another flash anthology with the folks over at Kōsa Press. It's scheduled for the end of the year if everything works out. So far the collection promises an exciting … Continue reading Attack of the Deadlines

Writing Babylon’s Song

One of the reasons why Interspecies is so special to me, and specifically my novella "Babylon's Song," is that this is the first time I've ever written a female protagonist where I looked past the femaleness and focused solely on the character's mental and emotional development. This tale, heart-wrenching at times, explores heartache, determination, hope, … Continue reading Writing Babylon’s Song

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