The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 5: Maps and Routes

Happy hot summer evening, everyone! Thanks for choosing to stop by my blog and see what my latest fiction is all about. Every Thursday night, I post one chapter from my newest novel, The Swarm and the Flyer, for your enjoyment and feedback. What's it about? Think of it as Call Me by Your Name meets Stephen King's The Stand, with a … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 5: Maps and Routes

NaNoWriMo 2017: Introducing “The Flyer and the Base”

This is it. Here we are, on the eve of National Novel Writing Month. Snap! There is so much that's at stake for this fairly unimposing and eager writer: fame, fortune...oh, well, not really. But I am diving headlong into this year's NaNoWriMo with a fair bit of tenacity and pride. You see, this is … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017: Introducing “The Flyer and the Base”

Lessons to Practice #13: Using Art, Music, and Pop Culture References in Your Writing

There are few things more powerful than the use of other artistic works to supplement our creative writing. When used sparingly and with careful consideration, things like song lyrics, art images, and pop culture references can help bring your story alive and imbue it with a more profound sense of humanity. However, the biggest obstacle to … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #13: Using Art, Music, and Pop Culture References in Your Writing