Ever have an experience that forces you into a radical paradigm shift? You know, the type where you reckoned you had everything figured out, and you knew what worked, and then… Life hit you on the way out the door? As of five days ago, this blog launched with my post, Why Not To Wear Only… Read More »Strategic Retreat, Paradigm Shift, and Reorganizing the Blogging Plan
It is the morning of 3 February 2017, I wake up, dress, brush my teeth, grab my favorite blazer instead of a sweatshirt, and head to the family room of my father-in-law’s ranch house. I clean out the fireplace that doubles as the wood stove heating for the home, and lit the fire for the… Read More »Error Resolving. Update In Progress. Servers Standing By.
Alright, I’ve been radio silent too long. I know this. I’ve stared at the blank white box that is this typing place for a while. Thing is, we moved to California last Saturday. Right now, it’s about a two mile hike to a library, so I’m currently on the hunt for Wi-Fi spots closer to… Read More »My Life Has Exploded. Error 404. Please Stand By
It’s Wednesday, so why not? A world-building post before the new year begins. I haven’t done one in a while. Mostly because I’ve gotten some interesting reactions from Shay while we work on the first several issues of Dragon Hoard Books. And I’ve had a variety of people in the last decade ask some variant… Read More »4 Tips to Solid, Consistent World Building
Four days into National Novel Writing Month, and I’m behind. I’ll admit it. Some types of writing I find come easier than others, and I got far too comfortable pantsing (for those unfamiliar with the term, that’s where all your writing happens by the seat of your pants.) About a month ago, I looked at… Read More »Inspiration Abyss: Unblocking The Creative Block With Practice
So, as I lay me down to sleep last night, I realized…yesterday’s post encouraging any creative type – be you graphic artist, writer, sculptor, web designer – to assassinate your muse left out one critical point. At the risk of sounding a little too much like a bad rendition of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, YOU… Read More »Inspiration Abyss: Turning The Heart Of Your Dead Muse Into Passionate Drive
It’s November, again. And that means I have 30 days to get to 50K words. Granted that’s now every month for me, in one form or another, and for at least one month this year, I hit nearly half that on this blog. So that shouldn’t be too hard, right? What is National Novel Writing… Read More »NaNoWriMo: The Beast of November
How much different should I think? A new acquantaince, whom I’ll call Romania, posed this question to me as we discussed writing last week, specifically what makes a professional writer. Now, Romania’s young, still in high school, and just getting started, so I had to figure out what, in my mind was the biggest difference… Read More »Writers: We’re Miners, Not Mountain Climbers