No, not Stephanie Meyer. You can relax. I'm talking about Brandon Sanderson. Author of the Mistborn novels, The Stormlight Archive, the guy who finished Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time after his death, and lots more. Dozens of factors play into success, but there's one fact that should not be overlooked: Sanderson is good. Freaking good. Now, … Continue reading Why a Mormon Writer is Smarter Than Most Christian Writers
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?
Ferryman is out and about (*coughfreeifyouSubscribecough*), which means it's time to write something new. Hey, how about that book I've been writing for TWELVE FREAKING YEARS?! Sadly, it still needs work. Unfortunately, I don't know how. It's gotten some good praise, but my frequent reading habits make me wonder if it's too same-old, so I … Continue reading Dear Reader, Will You Tear My Book a New One?
Happy Launch Day! God, I am so sick. As luck would have it, I got bitten by a spider. As luck would have it, that bite got infected. As luck would have it, I'm sick as a dog on my own launch day. Boo. See? I'm too sick to even have an exclamation point after … Continue reading It’s Heeeeere! Ferryman Is Available in ALL Formats!
Yep, free. Ferryman, my new novella, launches on February 7th for $3. You can pre-order the e-version if you like, or you can get it entirely free. How? Simple. Sign up for my newsletter. Now for you WordPress folks, I have to unfortunately burst a bubble for you. Clicking that "Follow" button doesn't subscribe you … Continue reading Get a FREE Copy of Ferryman
If you've been following me for any length of time, you've seen me post about my novella, Ferryman. I tried a Kickstarter, which failed, then I simply received donations, which went better, and through an unexpected check, I was able to finally pay a cover artist and an editor to get this bad boy polished … Continue reading Announcing My Book: Ferryman
I haven't read too many books on writing. Personally, I find more use from actual courses which allow for real writing and critique. However, I do still read to write. I just read novels. If you want to write journalism, read newspapers and web articles. If you want to write biographies, read biographies. If you … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #8–Writing by Reading
Normally, this particular blog set is about my journey as a writer and creator. This time, I thought I'd simply share my work with you. This is a new prologue I wrote for a mostly-finished book, Rise. If you like it, share it with others and/or consider supporting my work to see it published. Thanks! … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #6–Prologue to “Rise”
I've blah-blah-blahed about being a writer and blah-blah-blahed about my Kickstarter to self-publish my book, but I haven't really put my money where my mouth is, have I? So today, I've decided to simply shut up and show you what I've got. Don't worry, it's a short sample, the first bit of Chapter 1 of Ferryman. … Continue reading For Your Enjoyment
I am on my way to kill a man. But I am not going to murder him. That is the distinction that keeps me from becoming the villain everyone already thinks I am, or at least the villain they’re waiting for me to become. That is the opening to my new story "Ferryman." It's about … Continue reading Let the Humility Begin (My Kickstarter Campaign)