A Future Ironman’s Promise

I may be an aspiring author, but writing from a place of pure vulnerability is not something I practice all that often. Tonight, I'm exercising that right to let my walls down. Tonight, I'm taking the time to speak to my shortcomings and my strivings, to be still when hours of training and mental challenges … Continue reading A Future Ironman’s Promise

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Finish Line Report: Hotter ‘N Hell 100 Miles

Many talk about the heat and relentless winds. Most athletes train well enough for the dozens of miles of asphalt and barren country views. But few riders can ever be fully prepared for the Hotter 'N Hell hundred mile bike ride. On August 25th, 2018, I was one of thousands of cyclists taken by surprise … Continue reading Finish Line Report: Hotter ‘N Hell 100 Miles

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 9: Engine Company 513 (Part 2)

Welcome! Once a week for the past three months, I've published chapters from my current and first horror WIP, The Swarm and the Flyer. Tonight, I'm bringing this series to a close. I want to refine my work and figure out better ways to open up some dialogues with other aspiring writers. Will you join me? … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 9: Engine Company 513 (Part 2)

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 9: Engine Company 513 (Part 1)

Welcome back to my weekly writing series, in which I publish chapters from my current and first horror WIP, The Swarm and the Flyer. This will be my second-to-last chapter post for this series, after which I will return to editing my two current novels and building my writing network through blogging. I look forward to … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 9: Engine Company 513 (Part 1)

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge (Part 2)

Good horror stories have grown sparse. Why, in this day and age, have we seen fewer compelling characters and more violence in shows, movies, and books? Since when did survival and sacrifice become so mediocre (I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead)? The answer, I believe, lies in what many screenwriters and authors have neglected: … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge (Part 2)

The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge

Every story that I write is born in darkness. Each one is cloaked beneath shadows of doubt, anonymity, and a creeping sense of distress over the importance of their thematic messages. Writing is fighting to bring my characters, plot, and drama to life, and most days it's an uphill battle with a stone or two … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge