Here we are, the final of Orson Scott Card's 4 story types that I have yet to cover. I feel like this has been a long time in the making. Too long. In just a few months, much has gone on in my life which drew me away from the keyboard and, eventually, pushed me … Continue reading Story Types – Character
Happy New Year, readers! 2020 has only just begun and I have another short story out in the world! Young One is now available in Issue #2 of Vaughan Street Doubles. Young One is the sci-fi story of a burgeoning relationship between our planet and technology. It builds off many themes I've toyed with in … Continue reading Publishing Update – Young One
Christmas is near! Houses are lit up in dark with green and red bulbs, wreaths hang heavy on front doors, and malls become packed with increasingly desperate shoppers. So much happens during December for the sole purpose of this impending event. It brings families closer together (or tears them apart) and is the time for … Continue reading Story Types – Event
So, October has been insane. I'm not sure if I've ever been this busy at home and work simultaneously, which is why you haven't heard from me in a while. And will continue to barely hear from me over the next few weeks. While writing is my passion, it can't be prioritized over the other … Continue reading Seems a Little Quiet Lately…
I watch plenty of television and movies. Maybe too much! This new segment, "I Watched," will be an effort to turn my passive hobby into an active way of adding to my blog. It will be less of a formal review process, and more just my thoughts as someone who's grown up sitting too close … Continue reading I Watched the 71st Emmy Awards
The last time I blogged about Orson Scott Card's 4 story types, it was all about Milieu structures. Exploring strange worlds. This week is focused on idea stories! Idea stories are all about characters' quests to answer questions presented at the forefront of the story. Their investigation, or discoveries, fuel the narrative. Usually, the protagonists … Continue reading Story Types – Idea
So, I went from my normal bi-weekly posts about creative writing, food, or whatever, to these slew of updates on several short stories being published. It feels weird to break from routine! Maybe this is my fault? After all, I was the one who thought it was a good idea to query them all at … Continue reading Publishing Update – New Short Stories!