Are you trying to make a change? Trying to chart a new course for your life? If so, tell me: What do you want to be? Now ask yourself one question: What are you? What are you? It may sound like an odd question, but how you answer it will play a large part in … Continue reading Four Little Words That Will Change Your Life
Here is the opening chapter of my latest release, Redemption's Edge, entitled Brothers. I hope you enjoy it. Redemption's Edge Brothers "Come on, Tadpole, put your back into it then. Or do you need me to help you with that mighty bale of hay?" Kelwyn clenched his teeth at the sound of the familiar voice … Continue reading For Your Reading Pleasure…
Please note: In this post, I use my own invested time, money, and prices, but this is going to apply to almost any author out there, especially the self-published ones such as myself. A good friend of mine recently posted a link to my latest book, Redemption’s Edge, on Facebook. One of his friends commented … Continue reading Is It Worth the Price?
There’s a new literary bird in the wild! This past weekend, I released Redemption’s Edge, another fantasy novel, unrelated to the Far Land Trilogy. Here is the back cover blurb: The most unrelenting evil of all is the one which believes itself good. An unintended evil stalks the land, gathering countless victims to itself as … Continue reading New Release!!
The fiction writer is a creator of worlds and a purveyor of dreams. In his mind he sees things that no one has ever seen before, experiences events never before witnessed, for until he has dreamed them, they have not yet begun to exist. With her words she brings her visions into our world, into … Continue reading Creator of Worlds
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis I didn’t start writing my first book until I was 40 years old, working two jobs, with a wife and two kids. I finally published it seven years later. Now in my 50s (down to one job), … Continue reading Too Late to the Party?
Or He Said, She Said Let's take a look at dialogue. In particular, the use of the word “said” vs. other alternatives. Deciding which way to go can be confusing. Basically, there are two ends of the spectrum on this issue: School A says: Avoid overuse of the word “said.” Vary the text up using … Continue reading He Interjected, She Exclaimed
Back in the late 80s, I played keyboards and sang in a rock band in Las Vegas. We called ourselves “First Affair.” At our highest point, we were being billed as “The Hottest New Rock Band in Vegas!” Well, the fact that I am now a programmer working on a writing career should tell you … Continue reading Oh Words, Where Art Thou?