Writing characters: “You can be a face (good), you can be a heel (bad), for the love for god, don’t be f***ing boring.” A high quality character is distinct, compelling, and complex with an understandable motivation, even when it’s negative.
My gods, one of my favorite books ever and one I go back to reread at least once a year. Sir Terry Pratchett is a master of the craft and Small Gods is one of his best works. “Small Gods” is comedy, religious satire, and an interesting social commentary on organized religion (easily read as Catholicism) set in his Discworld universe. Read my review of Terry Pratchett’s “Small Gods” here.
My first book review! As a D&D nerd, avid reader, and author, this book was right up my alley. The review that pointed me to “Legends & Lattes” said it “reads like a cozy cup of coffee,” and I found that description 100% accurate with a twist of high fantasy.
You would think rewriting a novel would be a simple process with just a little clean up. You would be wrong! Fifteen steps to finish a “completed” novel.
One year as a published novelist and I have published two books plus a chapter in an anthology. Not too shabby for someone who considered the publishing of their first book a fluke.
My Father died today. I’m not sure if I killed him or if he took his own life by a suicide that took nearly thirty years.
Everyone holds an idea of what a father should be in their heart and mind. Some are fortunate enough to get it, but everyone else is left scrambling. What is fatherhood? What makes a man? What does it mean to be a father? What does it mean to support another’s life until they can function as an adult?
It takes a lot to write a novel and I write my own pain into my work. As I said recently, it’s been a long week and you’re getting the darker side of my writing these days. Why? Because this blog sometimes functions as my diary and repository of all my thoughts. Unfortunately for you, its been a tough week. So, enjoy what is probably fiction; maybe its not. Either way, this has rattled around in my brain since Thursday.
In my first update as a published novelist, I described some of the misconceptions I had and the reality of publishing a novel. In the second update, at the three month mark, I gave further updates. I stand by my three month update and not much has changed.
Oh. Other than BOOK TWO COMES OUT IN SEPTEMBER!
Here we take another look at the tangible ways one can measure success as an author, now six months later.
Love Pantheon? Ready for the sequel? Here’s Chapter 1 of Ares & Athena to get you even more excited! Ares & Athena will be published on September 9th, 2021. Pre-orders out now!
I’m giving you a quick look at some of Limitless Logistics’ beginnings. It’s not a Valentine’s Day story and it’s definitely not a love story.