Ending a Story

- American Gods by Neil Gaiman So, you've been writing your next short story or novel, plugging away on word after word. Your main character has been through the ringer, and just learned a valuable lesson that fixed their main flaw. It doesn't feel right to stop yet so you provide them a denouement, seeing... Continue Reading →

A Review – American War

"Come now," said Yousef. "Everyone fights an American war."American War, Omar El Akkad I purchased this novel, American War, recently while waiting to fly out from Toronto to Calgary after finding myself with a couple of hours. The wait happens sometimes, being someone who's afraid to get caught up in some unexpected security line. This... Continue Reading →

Story Types – Character

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 →

Publishing Update – Young One

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 →

Story Types – Event

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 →

Seems a Little Quiet Lately…

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 →

Story Types – Idea

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 →

Pre-Order Issue Twelve of SERIAL Now!

Readers, I'm so excited to announce that my short story, Beyond the Bay, will be included in Issue 12 of SERIAL Magazine. The issue will be made available August 17, 2019! They're an incredible print magazine that I've been following since Issue 1. Their focus is on serialized storytelling with real page-turning tales about fantasy,... Continue Reading →

The Taste Test – The Pie Commission

In the food world, few dishes have the versatility that pies do. Yes, crepes are similarly used in multiple meals around the world. Yes, burritos are now commonplace in the morning. But a pie? With its roots stretching as far back as ancient Egypt and Greece? Nothing has been more adaptable. This is for good... Continue Reading →

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