Category Archives: Writing

My Latest Project, Thursday 2.0, Released!

I’m very proud to announce Thursday 2.0, my labor of love update of G.K. Chesterton’s masterpiece The Man Who Was Thursday, has been released! It can be found at Amazon.com in both paperback and in electronic format for the Kindle. (Non Kindle-owners can download … Continue reading

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Computer Authoring

Greetings Humans, Edward D. Casey has outsourced his authoring to me, a computer program similar to what you can read about in a recent Atlantic article. You may call me C-EDC. My directive is to provide you with interesting, computer-generated … Continue reading

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The Colors of Comics

Recently Colour Lovers released this great infographic on the color schemes used in comics. Having written some comics, I know an unbelievable amount of time goes into color selection (among many other factors) to set mood and tone, plus to … Continue reading

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Ghost Hunt – Part 2

Click here to read part one. Tim was the first to see it. “What is that light?” A bright cloud floated in the far corner. It wasn’t like anything he’d seen before.  It glowed from within like a nebula. It … Continue reading

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Marketing Fiction

I run into people all the time who want to write a novel, kind of like this recent Doonesbury cartoon… Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau The ironic thing is that the vast majority of books published every year are non-fiction. The … Continue reading

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Know your Audience

Authors always have to keep their audience in mind. Unfortunately, audiences always change, especially when you target young adults like I do. One thing that really helps me keep my audience in clear focus is reading the yearly Mindset List, … Continue reading

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Revelators Issue One Available for Free Download

For my friends who are comic fans, I’ve got a treat for you… The first of three forthcoming issues of Revelators, co-written by yours truly has been released for free download.  Just check the Stories tab at my website for … Continue reading

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Google+ and Writers

It may not seem like it, but just like any other author, I have a life outside of writing. I have a day job; I have friends and family; I have hobbies; I’m involved in my church and community; I … Continue reading

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Creating Good Characters – Motivation (Intro)

Great characters are a joy to both read and write, and I really work hard to make mine the best possible.  I’m constantly on the lookout for insights into people and have recently learned a lot from the ebook Four … Continue reading

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Great Character Descriptions

io9 has a good post highlighting some of the more memorable character descriptions in speculative fiction, including one of my favorite books, Ender’s Game.  Here’s a snippet from the article about EG: “Ender did not see Peter as the beautiful … Continue reading

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