A couple weeks ago, I posted about map drawing being a large part of my writing process. This was the case with Descending as well, though I foolishly failed to include the map in the Amazon copy. But, wrongs shall be righted…. In case any of you read and enjoyed the book, here’s the map… Continue reading “Descending” Map
I’m beginning a new project this summer, a story that’s been bouncing around in my head for some months now. Of course, with any science fiction or fantasy, there’s some prep work that I have to do before ever setting pen to paper (actually, come to think of it, I never set pen to paper;… Continue reading Drawing to Write?
I’m always curious about the backgrounds to songs and stories, so I thought it might be interesting to some people to learn the background to “Lines” and thought I’d write up a quick explanation. Considering the “What?!” reactions that several people gave after reading “Lines” through to the end, maybe this will also calm some… Continue reading “Lines,” an Explanation
This is the second half of a short story I recently finished. You can find the first half here. I hope you enjoy it! They passed the tumbledown barracks, startling a few late sleepers out into the sun and then, off to their left, was a low door and long, low windows set into the… Continue reading Lines, Part Two
Here’s a short story I just finished. I think I’ll post half of it this week, then the other half next week, and then – for those inclined to know the background of such things – a little bit on what inspired the idea. (I always find it interesting to learn what sparked a certain… Continue reading Lines
The fiction that I’m drawn to is almost exclusively in the speculative realm: science fiction and fantasy. It’s what I write as well, and I’ve found that this comes with a bit of subconscious embarrassment. Sci-fi/fantasy has some stereotypes attached to it that can carry it somehow into the second (or third?) tier of “serious”… Continue reading In Defense of the Speculative
Over the summer I decided to self publish a novel I had written several years ago as a result of my Master’s Project at NKU. I’ve posted about it a few times here and wanted to post some concluding comments: First, I’ve had several people ask me, “how many copies did you sell?” My goal… Continue reading And So…a Conclusion for “Descending”
It’s true! You can now check out my book in the MidPointe Library System (north of Cincinnati). Which is pretty awesome! I’ve always loved libraries (Kyna and I had quite a few “dates” at a library while living in Zanesfield, OH because there was nothing else to do) and now I’m in one every day. As a… Continue reading I’m at the library! Well…at least my book is.
I must confess that it was cooler than I imagined getting these boxes in the mail. Thanks again for everyone who’s shown interest in my novel. These three big boxes of books represent lots of support and love over the years, from the first written word through all these published pages! I hope to see… Continue reading Big Boxes of Books
A few days ago I told the heartbreaking story of a novel never published. It was my novel, but even so I suppose “heartbreaking” is a bit strong (“heartcracking”? “heartbending”? “bruising,” maybe). You can read about it here, but the bottom line is that my novel was too long to ever get published the traditional… Continue reading This is Called a Teaser