Why do we tell stories? You could probably give me at least a million different reasons. We tell stories to entertain, distract, raise awareness, help others, even just to make money. Everyone has their own reason. But really, every storyteller has something in common. Deep down—so deep down, in some cases, that the person doesn't … Continue reading Why Does It Matter to Tell Stories that Matter?
How Do You Write a Book?
An updated version of a post from Feb. 2022 Apparently, 81% of people in the U.S. want to write a book. That's enough to say that most people want to write a book in this country, and I suspect the numbers would be pretty big in other countries, too. On the one hand, it's a … Continue reading How Do You Write a Book?
Announcing a New Fantasy Adventure!
Last July, I published my first fantasy book, a novella called The Dragon's Den. Putting this book out into the world was a dream come true, as fantasy is one of my favorite genres, and one that has influenced me the most throughout my life. Dragons, especially, played a big part in my dream to … Continue reading Announcing a New Fantasy Adventure!
Announcing My 2023 Writing Projects: New Year Spectacular Finale!
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! After giving this year a lot of thought, I decided that I’m going to go all out in 2023. My goal is to publish three books, write two major short stories, edit and pursue traditional publication for Project Pea, finish a video game script, and begin a … Continue reading Announcing My 2023 Writing Projects: New Year Spectacular Finale!
Want to help me get a new desk chair? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! Anyone else have a hard time resting? I’m not talking about sleep, but just rest. Not doing anything. Letting yourself recharge. Reading a book. Playing a video game. Chatting … Continue reading Finding Rest
An Upside-Down Fantasy World
Three harsh wooden knocks resounded inside Briar’s skull. She glared at the scaly beast at the front of the room as it waved a mallet in its claws. It shouted unintelligible words, but Briar doubted that anyone apart from her could even hear the sound over the commotion in the vast chamber. These dragons were … Continue reading An Upside-Down Fantasy World
Announcing My Next Book!
If you've taken a look at my post from last week about writing full-length novels, or if you know anything about my blog, then you'll understand that I really enjoy writing short content: flash fiction, short stories, and even novellas. Last year, when I heard about Kindle Vella, I figured it would be the perfect … Continue reading Announcing My Next Book!
Journey to the Origin…
A feeling of dread came over Luthias as he stepped into the shadow, then saw the outline of something large and hulking standing resolute in front of him. As the wind blew, the thing seemed to groan in pain. Luthias shivered. Despite the cloak, he felt cold to his core. “Even you feel the evil … Continue reading Journey to the Origin…
Is Your Book Really Ready to Publish?
I'm not a publisher. I'm not a critic. I'm not even a bestselling author. But I still know what a good book looks like. This is a tough subject to talk about. While I don't want to be too critical - I have such an appreciation for anyone who has the guts to write anything … Continue reading Is Your Book Really Ready to Publish?
The Pen Is Mightier Than Ever!
Greetings, fellow writers, and happy March! I'm excited to be working and blogging again; my vacation was wonderful, full of both rest and adventure, but it's good to be back! A Writing Warmup Based on the prompt: comfort To a queen who was ruler of nothing, there was little comfort to ever be had. Where … Continue reading The Pen Is Mightier Than Ever!