Publishing Update – Creature Features

Readers, I'm thrilled to announce that my short story, Creature Features, is included in a new anthology from Hellbound Books Publishing - Monsters, Monsters, Monsters, Monsters! Creature Features is a tale about Keith, a young corporate executive, who is eager to prove himself in front of his peers while at a company offsite. The location... Continue Reading →

The Challenge with Originality in Fiction

Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told.- Umberto Eco You are correct, Mister Eco. Writing an original work of fiction is difficult. Fiction itself, whether literary or genre, requires many... Continue Reading →

Publishing Update – Osprey

Readers, my post-apocalyptic short story, Osprey, went live at MetaStellar on September 1st! Osprey takes place in Anchorage, Alaska, hundreds of years after advanced technology was abolished. Sinister forces conspire against the general population to raise the new gods from their slumber... MetaStellar Speculative Fiction This publication is my first ever reprint, which is fitting... Continue Reading →

Movie Review – Army of the Dead

Zombies in Las Vegas?!? An undead tiger?? A bank heist attempting to outpace a nuclear missile strike? A depth of field so shallow, it makes you reconsider your vision prescription? Who would make such a thing? Zack Snyder, that's who. Spoiler-Free Synopsis A military convoy transports a creature from Area 51 and is derailed when... Continue Reading →

Podcasts iLove – Stuff You Should Know

Have you ever wanted to know how.... anything... works? I'm serious. Black holes, LSD, sugar, even gig economies? Josh Clark and Charles "Chuck" Bryant are the hosts of Stuff You Should Know (SYSK) and gather three times a week to dole out worldly knowledge that knows no bounds. Debuting in 2008, this behemoth has over... Continue Reading →

Voice – Passive VS Active

The concept of "voice" in literature is the use of vocabulary, structure, tone, syntax, and pace by the narrator for a particular story. These aspects work in concert with one another to create a distinct voice. When readers refer to the style of writing in a book, they're referring to the voice used. Writing gothic... Continue Reading →

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