Tag Archive | Vampires

Surprises While Plotting

I’ve been having a lot fun plotting my latest idea and I think I’m around the halfway part of it or the mid-point. As defined by Larry Brooks, author of Story Engineering: New information that enters the story squarely in the middle of it, that changes the contextual experience and understanding of either the reader, […]

Bending The Scene To My Will

First off, I’m super happy to be on day 4 of consecutive Showing Up, which is the fancy, cool, hip way to say “writing.” I won’t go so far as to say I’m in the habit of Showing Up yet, but I’m definitely on the right track. Anyway, the method that’s been working for me […]

Too Smart For Our Own Good

I was on Sonia Mederios’s blog yesterday reading How To Build A Zombie where she asked what the most believable explanation for zombies was. The question was brought on by another blog by Rafael Pinero called Zombies Don’t Work For Me. For Rafael, zombies require too great a suspension of disbelief to be entertaining. This […]

Breaking News: Fiction by Me

A few hours ago in my update, I mentioned doing a story for Draven Ames’s blog. Well, it’s up and ready to read. It’s called Born Again.

Uprising #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already! The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off. The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book. Thursday went well, I wrote eight hundred and something words and wrapped up the chapter I was working on. So in […]

Christmas Booty

It’s a given in my family that for Christmas, you always get some books.  This year my wife bought me two really awesome books that will help me on my author journey, so I thought I’d share. The first is called We Are Not Alone by Kristen Lamb.  It’s a social media guide geared for […]