Photo Finish: Mount St. Helens, Part 2

I had intended to focus today's Photo Finish to Mount Adams, but yesterday I had a chance to go hiking near Mount St. Helens. I spent the day on the Hummocks Trail. The Hummocks are the piles of debris leftover from the collapsed north face of the mountain. The collapse of that side of the … Continue reading Photo Finish: Mount St. Helens, Part 2

The Accidental Detective Returns in 8 Days!

A psychopath stalks the Virginia Tidewater. The Accidental Detective is back on the case! "The Norfolk Murders" sets sail April 20, 2021! The new mystery thriller by Nathanael Miller! nathanaelmiller; #sparks1524; #accidentaldetective; #novel; #novelist; #isaacshepherd; #mystery; #murdermystery; #writing; #writer; #writerslife; #writerscraft

The Adventure Returns in 15 Days!

A psychopath stalks Hampton Roads. The Accidental Detective is back on the case! "The Norfolk Murders" sets sail April 20, 2021! The new mystery thriller by Nathanael Miller! #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #accidentaldetective, #novel, #novelist, #isaacshepherd, #mystery, #murdermystery, #writing, #writer, #writerslife, #writerscraft

Blogger’s Notebook – Going Video, Part 2

(Silverdale, Washington; March 25, 2021) – I must apologize for my absence from the blogosphere.  Due to my impending move from Washington State to Tennessee in May, I had to sideline several projects, including this blog, to finish up editing on my forthcoming novel, The Norfolk Murders. In retrospect, I might have done better to … Continue reading Blogger’s Notebook – Going Video, Part 2

26 Days…

Six murders. At least ten local victims. Seven months until retirement. The Accidental Detective is back on the case! "The Norfolk Murders" sets sail April 20, 2021! The new mystery thriller by Nathanael Miller! #nathanaelmiller; #sparks1524; #accidentaldetective; #murdermystery; #mystery; #novel; #novelist; #isaacshepherd

28 Days…

Six murders. At least ten local victims. Seven months until retirement. The Accidental Detective is back on the case! "The Norfolk Murders" sets sail April 20, 2021! The new mystery thriller by Nathanael Miller! nathanaelmiller; #sparks1524; #accidentaldetective; #murdermystery; #mystery; #novel; #novelist; #isaacshepherd

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