Blogger’s Notebook – Going Video, Part 1

(Silverdale, Washington; February 25, 2021) – Sparks1524 has gone viral!  Er, I mean, gone video! Hopefully, I do go viral; that would do wonders for my bottom line… Welcome to a brand-new category—the Blogger’s Notebook!  I’ll use this column to discuss the art and science of blogging.  Everything’s on the table, from the mechanics of … Continue reading Blogger’s Notebook – Going Video, Part 1

BREAKING NEWS!! Sparks1524 is now on Video!

(Silverdale, Washington; Feb. 21, 2021) – Breaking News!!!  Sparks1524 is now on video!  Check out my YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SparkyMiller1524 Currently I have up four videos; a short introduction and three discussions mirroring my last three columns.  Please like and subscribe so you can stay tuned in as I expand my footprint in this newest … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS!! Sparks1524 is now on Video!

Photo Finish: Aquariums!

Aquariums are one of my favorite places to visit. Here's a look at some of the best images I captured in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Animals are difficult to photograph, even when in artificial habitats, but the results one can get through patience, creativity, and blasting out a number of exposures will stack the … Continue reading Photo Finish: Aquariums!

The Writer’s Craft – How to Kill Your Story 101, Part 3

(Silverdale, Washington; Feb. 11, 2021) – Writers have an opportunity to create stories and franchises which can thrive for decades, attracting a broad coalition of fans through innovative, exciting tales featuring innovative, exciting characters. Conversely, writers can turn their success into a disastrous recreation of the Hindenberg’s immolation by betraying their core philosophy, ignoring source … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How to Kill Your Story 101, Part 3

The Writer’s Craft – How to Kill Your Story 101, Part 2

(Silverdale, Washington; Feb. 4, 2021) – Careless writers can sink their entire franchise with all the subtly and grace of the Titanic smacking an iceberg if they betray their foundational philosophy, ignore source material, and spit in the face of established canon. This three-part series will examine each of those, with today’s focus being the … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How to Kill Your Story 101, Part 2

The Writer’s Craft – How to Kill Your Story 101, Part 1

(Silverdale, Washington; Jan. 28, 2021) – Building your audience and cementing their loyalty—while engaging new fans—is accomplished by creating a unique universe, developing engaging characters, and laying out a foundational philosophy for your world. Conversely, you can imitate the Hindenburg and destroy your entire fan base in a blast of fiery gore by betraying your … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How to Kill Your Story 101, Part 1

On the Waterfront – Talk About Attempted Sabotage!

(Silverdale, Washington; Jan. 14, 2021) – Welcome back to my regular Thursday column!  My original intent had been to open 2021 with a column on the meaning of freedom.  To prepare, I did an informal poll of my Facebook friends, asking them to submit a one or two-sentence definition of what freedom means to them. … Continue reading On the Waterfront – Talk About Attempted Sabotage!

BOUNS!! The THIRTEENTH Day of Albus!

BONUS!! On this Feast of the Magi day, Albus the Crab is joined by fellow members of the International Custom Consortium Committee of Avians, Crustaceans, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Reptiles, and Pet Rocks (ICCCACFIMRPR) for this special THIRTEENTH Day of Albus...er, Christmas post. Albus is joined by the ICCCACFIMRPR's Director of Holiday Cheer, Sandalwood the Llama, … Continue reading BOUNS!! The THIRTEENTH Day of Albus!

Day 12: The Twelve Days of Albus!

For the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab is proud to present twelve Christmas bears! Silverdale, Washington. (Nathanael Miller, 05 January 2021) nathanaelmiller #sparks1524 #guerrillaphotojournalist #guerrillaphotojournalism #albusthecrab #Christmas #Christmastime #mountains #exploreamerica #Olympics #12daysofalbus #12daysofchristmas