Writing to Our Fears

Are you strong enough to write to your own fears? If so how do you know? The answer often lies in the very first few words you write in your story. I’m not afraid to die. Not by losing myself in my hatred for my ex-boyfriend. Not by the sonic waves of the Swarm that … Continue reading Writing to Our Fears

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Things of Beauty Burn

In writing, we discover that things of beauty burn. Tonight, I'm inspired by Hammock yet again. Their song "Things of Beauty Burn" has inspired me to reflect on what it means to write about loss. Every great story has equal parts success and defeat, bitterness and hope. For this reason, I write to embrace what … Continue reading Things of Beauty Burn

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