Category: Rock

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SOON TO BE… From My Writing Playlist

  Hi all, so this is somewhat outside of my normal post, but I wanted to put this one on display! So far, everything I’ve heard from Metalite (which is an appropriate name) I’ve heard is terrific. I highly recommend looking into them and placing a pre-order if you like what you hear! This guys are literally brand new and I really want to … Read More SOON TO BE… From My Writing Playlist

The Root of My Inspiration

Everyone has a first. Everyone has some band, song, or performer that first got them into what they listen to now. For me, my entry into the type of music I listen to started way back when the genre was in it’s infancy. In fact, this person isn’t technically part of that genre at all, but his music is so close that he served … Read More The Root of My Inspiration

MORE Inspirational Music

Honestly, I keep finding more and more music to listen to. This next batch is from a band I recently came across in my search for writing music. That’s music which I listen to when I write. Not music I write… Let’s just move on… So today’s inspiration comes from a band that has been with us for some time (and somehow I just … Read More MORE Inspirational Music

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MORE Inspiration for you!

Today, I’d like to recommend a brand new album from my favorite concept group, Avantasia! The Album is entitled ‘Ghostlights’ and is a brand new story from a man I consider a Master Storyteller; Tobias Sammet. The moment you pick up this album, you know that you’ve grabbed a hold of something special. No getting around this one, I LOVE the artwork on these … Read More MORE Inspiration for you!

Review of Inspiration

So… The Endless Forms Most Beautiful… I usually don’t do reviews… unless something really annoys me and I need to vent, but this album left me a little vexed. I love Nightwish. They’ve been around forever, they put on an AMAZING show, and they have a huge body of work that includes serious music as well as lighthearted stuff. ‘Dark Chest of Wonders’ is … Read More Review of Inspiration

Top 10 Musical Numbers

So you’ve all heard me talk about what inspires me to write. You’ve heard about how I draw my characters’ moods and scenic tones from music, and what part the melodies play in terms of the emotional direction of an individual scene. Given that, it seems inevitable that I would do a top ten list. Now keep in mind, this is all personal preference … Read More Top 10 Musical Numbers

The Traitorous Main Character

So you’ve written your story. Your characters are beloved, not only to you, but also your reading audience. Well now you’re writing the next part in your series and are ready to do the unthinkable… You’re going to have one of the characters turn on the others. One of your main good guys is now to become a villain and not just a villain, … Read More The Traitorous Main Character

Free Exchange of Ideas…

Can I just ask… what the heck happened? When I first published my work, I got a lot of comments from readers, both positive and negative. Divinity in particular got positive and negative comments from die-hard Christians and atheists, and I don’t understand the negativity. I certainly can’t speak for the rest of the world, so if it’s different outside of the U.S. PLEASE … Read More Free Exchange of Ideas…

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Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt. 4

IV   Tom kept himself in seclusion during the next few days. He went to class as much as he needed to in order to get by, but other than that, he barely came out of his room. Both Greggor and Jayme came by to see him often, but he almost never opened the door. He slowly became oblivious to the world around him. … Read More Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt. 4

Personal bias, dislike, and hatred.

I admittedly was a little hesitant to address this one because of the weight and political biases that go with it. So let me preface by saying that I don’t care who’s a republican or a democrat, man or woman, black, white, asian, etc. If you enjoy reading, you’re all right by me. In Magnifica, Lia’na is often abused for being an elf. Both … Read More Personal bias, dislike, and hatred.

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Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt 3

III   Weird things began to happen over the next few weeks. Toby and Lia’na disappeared and Gishan wouldn’t talk about it. He walked around like he was a dead man and barely even talked to anyone. One day at lunch, Tom was sitting with Greggor and Jayme when Gishan came in. Tom was talking to Jayme, “Did you hear about what happened in … Read More Magnifica: The Lost Sequel Pt 3

What makes bad people tick?

As a writer, this is something that I’ve explored for a long time now. Why does a bad person become bad? Why do they do bad things, what is the motivation? Just the other day, I was walking to my car from work. I was wearing my normal leather jacket. In Boston it’s very cold at this time of year. As I neared the … Read More What makes bad people tick?