The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 3)

(Niceville, Florida; 26 August 2021) – The inky blade of glory slashes across the page, boldly scribing out a colorful character shortly to engage the forces of darkness in a pitched battle that will determine whether whole worlds live free or die in agony. Fiction writers willingly take on a burden not shared by the … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 3)

The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 2)

(Niceville, Florida; 22 August 2021) – The pen is mightier than the sword, but, just as a blade-carrying duelist requires years to hone their techniques, how much more training does an accomplished writer need to successfully wield the prodigious power of the pen? Straight up, writing is hard work, both creatively and physically.  The question … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 2)

The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 1)

(Niceville, Florida – 12 August 2021) – The question “I want to be a writer.  How do I start?” is often posed by people hoping to possess the potential to press a pen to paper, producing prodigiously potent prose while enjoying a luxuriously loquacious linguistic career. This is a question I’ve been presented with increasing … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 1)

The Writer’s Craft – Don’t Be Afraid to Delete!

(Niceville, Florida – 4 June 2021) – I’ve begun polishing book 3 of The Accidental Detective series, And So It Begins, for release early next year while I’m taking the long way ‘round in my move to Tennessee. I drafted And So It Begins back in 2018.  That’s not quite three years ago, but a … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – Don’t Be Afraid to Delete!

Blogger’s Notebook – Going Video, Part 3

(Silverdale, Washington; April 1, 2021) – The de-camping process has begun.  I’m just over 30 days from packing up and moving out of Washington State. I think, therefore, it’s time to present part 3 of this three-part series on going video! Parts one and two discussed the basic equipment and software you’ll need.  Part 3 … Continue reading Blogger’s Notebook – Going Video, Part 3

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

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