Hello, everyone. Yes, I really am back here after an extremely extended hiatus. It’s been a weird couple of years for me, with a lot of soul-searching, a lot of … Continue reading Hitting the Reset Button
I don’t know what the future holds, but I can tell you this for certain: still, again, and always, there will be cats to walk those roads with me.
There are two main types of writers in the world: those who need absolute silence when they are putting words on the page, and those who can’t create anything without … Continue reading Music to Your Ears: The Soundtrack of My Fictional Worlds
As some of my long-time readers might know, I started my self-publishing journey on a whim in 2012. I had written a book two years before, a few friends who were … Continue reading Five Questions to Ask Yourself before Committing to Self-Publishing
What are some of the key tactics that self-publishers employ to make sure their books sell like hotcakes?
Late last month, right before I took my trip to Las Vegas, I hit a milestone in my life. I turned 30 years old. I’ve never been someone who’s been … Continue reading Characters of Chaos: Crafting Responses to a Crumbling World
It’s very tempting to believe that the exploding popularity of self-publishing has revolutionized literature in all the right ways. After all, anyone with a computer and a word processor can … Continue reading Marketing for Self-Publishers: My Successes and Failures of 2015
As most of you know by now, my family has spent many, many months – many years, really – trying to get our house in shape to sell. In September, … Continue reading There Are Many Paths to Tread
The knock on the door preceded the last breath by only a moment. It was the last sound a dead man would hear, but whether it was fright or relief … Continue reading Short Story: The Sin-Eaters of Wickshire
Warning to Whovians: This post contains spoilers for the most recent season, including this week’s episode. Warning to everyone else: You’re probably not going to care much about the particulars … Continue reading Doctor Who and the Sin of Sloppy Storytelling
At the beginning of the week, I asked you, my cherished readers, to give me your opinions on a sensitive but important subject: the diversity of characters in fantasy novels. … Continue reading The Diversity in Fantasy Survey: Your Responses
Every once in a while, amidst the pictures of restaurant food and the inspirational memes and the promotional posts for TV shows I’m never going to watch, I come across … Continue reading The Privilege Index: Addressing Diversity in Fantasy Novels