What’s In A Name?

As we’ve been reading submissions for our podcast, I am noticing themes between beginning writers and ones who are more experienced. Naming characters becomes increasingly important. When I think of characters that I remember most clearly, I think of Kilgore Trout, from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. I think of Holden Caulfield. Atticus Read More…

Writing A Series

There’s a conversation that I have with a lot of writers, and today I went to visit the old comic book store I used to frequent, as it is changing hands as of tomorrow, and the owner, Jay, brought up a point. Let’s take a jump to my wife’s business. You may or may not Read More…

Follow Your Own Rules

There’s nothing I dislike more than when a rule is set up in a book and then it’s broken. This is in regards to style and in content. Let me explain. Thoughts are often done one of three ways. One way is to use italics, one is to use single or double quotations, and one Read More…

Don’t Be A Writer

Welcome back! I’ve been working hard on a few novel ideas, and now I’m back to blogging! I’ll post an update on my writing soon, but until then… Don’t be a writer! Not really. Ok, be a writer. Here’s my point. When I was younger I wanted to be a writer, and I wanted to Read More…

We’re Podcasting!

My writing group, the Inkhorn Society, now has a podcast! There are five members on the podcast, and there are more members will likely be part of it in the future. Our first episode is up, and we look at Halli Lilburn’s piece, Great Aunt Maud. I think we did a good critique on the Read More…

Till

I haven’t posted in a long time, as I’ve been finishing up some work. More on that later in the next few weeks as I have a big announcement regarding the Inkhorn Society! But till then… let’s talk about the word till. I always squirm a bit when people use the word till in their Read More…

The Real World Monitor Release Event!

The Real World Monitor Release Event is less than one week away! Drop by on Friday the 13th of October, 2017, between the hours of 7 and 9 at the Good Earth Coffeehouse on the University Campus and pick up a copy of my newest and first novel! Come and get your book signed!

The Real World Monitor!

The wait is nearly over! The Real World Monitor is almost ready for sale! The world is weird enough, but for Nate Crossfield, a discredited and blacklisted reporter, the world is about to get so much weirder. Getting hired by the only newspaper left that will hire him, he discovers that they don’t actually report Read More…

Writing Update

Hey Everyone! I suppose you’re wondering why I haven’t updated the blog lately. Well, I’ve been writing like a madman! Summer is when I get whole days to write, so I’ve been working on a number of pieces. Well, not only have I finished the second draft of a novel called Schism, but I’m approaching time Read More…