They made it home before the panic started. While Brick and his wife jumped out of the sedan and dashed into their apartment, people on the street were only just starting to point and wonder at the widening red-orange ring in the distance, and its vacuous black center. Brick rushed up the stairs and shouldered … Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Last Embrace
This may be the most fun I've ever had writing. Last year I entered a four-round flash fiction contest and this story got me first place in my group of round one. Sadly, I came short in round three, so I did not win the contest overall, but I'm still darn proud of this story … Continue reading Flash Fiction–“Don’t Wrest With the Best”
It is an insult when someone says that the work you created isn't worth their wallets. Not that they can't afford it, but that the weeks, months, or years put into it, the training you underwent, and the skill you've shown aren't worth a dime. That you are not a person with bills to pay, … Continue reading Book Pirates Are Not “Fans”
Ah, my horrible, awful, vomit-inducing, virginity-protecting, cancerous first book. A 77-page Legend of Dragoon fanfiction. You can decide which part of that sentence makes you squirm the most. Did I mention there was a self-insert in there? Anywho, if by some herculean effort and non-existent gag reflex you should slog through the bulk of this … Continue reading One Sure Sign of Bad Writing
Author C. Scott Frank (Frosthammer, Echo) allowed me an interview on his website. We talked about: What it means to be an R-Rated Christian. How God has influenced my books. Advice for authors. And a little more. Click here to read the brief interview!
Quick Note: I'll be on hiatus for February because I just had a child and because we're moving house at the end of the month, so it's going to be nuts. However, I thought I'd drop this for you guys to check out before I vanish. Have a good month! For several months now, I've … Continue reading What the Heck is a Dodecon, Anyway?
It's simple: they send you a picture, you write a story about that picture in 1000 words or less. I love a good challenge, so I accepted. It's what they call the Penprints Flash Fiction Dash. Lucky you, my story came out to less than 500 words. Here's the picture they sent me and here's … Continue reading “Away” –for the Penprints Flash Fiction Dash
Ever have that thing that makes you excited even though it hasn't happened yet, and even though it may never happen? Like marriage? Or your dream job? Or that day Oreo and Reese's have babies? Man, I'd eat the crap out of those. Anywho, I'm all not-yet-whoo-hoo because a publisher wants to read my manuscript. … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #22–Trying To Hold It In
Whenever you ask for something, you need to offer something of proper value. Want food? Bring cash. Want a job? Show them you're good. Want a $30 video game at Gamestop? Bring $320 worth of games. Apparently. Me, I'm a writer. All I have are words. But WHICH words should I offer? Currently, I have … Continue reading Which Book Would YOU Support?
I've never been shy about being a Christian writer who dips into adult content. The Bible is Rated R, so there's more leeway than you think. And I'm certainly not writing to children, not this time at least. Plus, I self-published this novella. I can make my own rules, right? So...why did I change my tune … Continue reading Why I Cut Some Adult Content out of my Adult Book