Hurting People

I’ve said before that a big part of writing is observing the behavior of people.  This observation enables authors to be guided toward more realistic characters.  One observation that has become very apparent in recent years is hurt.  So many people appear to be defined by the past and the pain that was inflicted upon... Continue Reading →

Striving for Emotional Intelligence

Knowing what you know is one thing, being able to communicate it is another.  From my limited and anecdotal perspective, it seems that there is a lack of emotional intelligence.  There is a prevailing mentality of “Phh, you don’t think like me? You’re an idiot!” Here’s the thing, you can know a great deal, but... Continue Reading →

A Time and a Place to Judge

No one wants to be judged.  There are few absolute statements that are true, and that is one of them.  It is our nature to want to be seen and heard as people, not viewed through the lens of our mistakes or differences.  We all know mistakes and bad things are a part of the... Continue Reading →

More Emotional than Rational

In our era of skepticism, cold, unadulterated rationality is often valued.  Science has lifted the curtain on certain superstitions and wives’ tales.  Most people in the modern western world strive to be rational, and scientific. We don’t want to be like our ancestors that believed diseases were cause by curses.  Most of the time we... Continue Reading →

Annoyingly Argumentative

Being an observational person, it didn’t take long for me to see hat many folks speak with great authority on matters they know nothing (or very little) about.  In the age when virtually all of human knowledge is a few seconds away, I believe many of us have grown arrogant.  It is an easy trap... Continue Reading →

Not All Opinions Are Respectable

They say opinions are like bellybuttons, everyone has one.  Opinions are sometimes good, sometimes bad.  This also means sometimes they are true and other times they’re false.  Then there are those that are downright absurd or offensive. One opinion is that the world is flat.  This is something a small group of people have deluded... Continue Reading →

Meet the People of Goandria: Ferrorians

Periodically I will give brief and basic descriptions of the races that populate the fantasy world of Goandria, the novel series I wrote. Ferrorians- A diminutive people that were enslaved to the worlox during the demons' reign.  They now reside in an underground city called Untervel.  These creatures average about one to three feet tall... Continue Reading →

Wishing People Were Different

Do you ever find yourself wishing those in your life, the people you love to be different somehow?  Heck, it doesn’t have to be just people but our pets too.  Discontentment seems to be the way of humanity.  How often do we wish for our children to be just a little bit different, or our... Continue Reading →

Toxic People

Relationships interest me and are obviously a source for writing. One of the marks of growing up is realizing we don’t have to continue to have toxic people in our lives.  When we are in school and college, we have to deal with these types of people daily due to being shoved in a classroom... Continue Reading →

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