My Flash Fiction Piece Got Published!

Hello followers, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  After six months of courting publishers, I finally got a flash fiction piece published! If you have a few minutes, you can check it out here.  

No Fear While Writing

Should we be afraid to write what we want?  When posed this question, I would imagine most authors would say a resounding “No!” Authors tend to hate censorship and believe the publish should decide with their wallets/purses what is or isn’t good instead of a governing body.  What if instead the governing body is a... Continue Reading →

Those Darn Titles!

Have you ever written a paper in High School or College that you feel was excellent, but the title was an elusive monster that just would not reveal itself?  I have, especially on those assignments that allowed me to pick my own topic.  Worse yet, when I was required to do a creative assignment, it... Continue Reading →

The Value of Humans

Sci-fi and genetics go hand in hand.  Speculative fiction gets to explore many “what if” scenarios.  Cloning and genetic modification are staples in the genre which is an indirect way to ask the audience, “are people commodities or do they have infinite value?” Today I ask my readers to explore this question themselves and come... Continue Reading →

Wholly Evil Peoples in Fiction

It has become a common theme in fiction to have specific people groups or fictional races depicted as wholly evil.  If they aren’t portrayed as completely evil, the people who make up the antagonist army are at least rarely if ever seen in a non-belligerent way. There are the orcs of Middle-Earth (though Tolkien wasn’t... Continue Reading →

A Nerd Not into Anime

Do you consider yourself a part of nerd culture, but don’t have an avid interest in Anime or Manga?  I’m talking to those who by all accounts are nerds.  You enjoy D&D, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, etc. but you cannot get swept up in the Anime craze that has... Continue Reading →

The Story Behind “Goandria”

The magical, mystical, and strange has fascinated me as long as I can remember.  When I was a kid I became swept up into two stories, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.  Admittedly, I spent an embarrassing amount of time watching the SyFy channel (then spelled Sci-Fi).  It comes easy for me to... Continue Reading →

No, Not Editing!

Cranking out a new plot is exciting.  The characters and plot take me in directions I don't typically expect, even after months of planning. Strangely, I have started to find editing and revising to be just as satisfying.  Edits make a story work, especially after feedback.  It is a process that perfects a plot and... Continue Reading →

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