(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)
(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)
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
**Author's Note: This column was supposed to be published yesterday morning (Nov. 19), but human error delayed it by 24 hours. I uploaded and prepped everything, but forgot to hit the "publish" button. (Silverdale, Washington; Nov. 19, 2020) – I did something this past Monday I’ve never done before: I walked out of my counselor’s … Continue reading Mental Health: Stop Talking and Start LISTENING, for Crying out Loud!
(Silverdale, Washington; Nov. 12, 2020) – Writers must be able to handle critiques and criticism with a measure of grace, dignity, humility, and humor. Anyone who has ever picked up a pen has horror stories of that one person who openly reveled in trying to tear them down. These people exhibit a streak of cruelty … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – Critical Critiques
(Silverdale, Washington; Oct. 1, 2020) – Do you wish to convince your political opponents you’re right, thereby bringing them onto your team as enthusiastic members, or do you wish to conquer your political opponents, grinding them under the black heel of your jackboot? The current political season has brought to the fore the fault lines … Continue reading Just My Thoughts – Convince or Conquer?
Murder aboard USS Ponce brings Chief Petty Officer Isaac Shepherd back to his old ship. Read the adventure in "Proud Lion," the new novel by Nathanael Miller coming to a virtual bookstore Sept. 20!!