Category: Writing

Author Advice Pt. 12

So… one thing I’ve always struggled with is how long each chapter should be. A few paragraphs, a few pages, what? The definition from Webster: Full Definition of CHAPTER 1 a :  a main division of a book b :  something resembling a chapter in being a significant specified unit <a new chapter in my life> 2 a :  a regular meeting of the … Read More Author Advice Pt. 12

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.

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?

Killing off a Character…

This is a tough thing to do sometimes, unless you’ve set that character up to die from the start. If you have an Obi Wan Kenobi just waiting to be sacrificed for the main character’s development, that’s one thing, but what about a character whom you may not have initially intended to kill off? What about a character that’s had significant development and may … Read More Killing off a Character…

Indirect Sequels…

So I know I’ve touched on this already, but given how much I love this and how much thinking of it sooner may have saved me time and frustration during the publishing phase, I thought I’d go into a bit more detail. When I finished writing Divinity, I thought to myself, “Now it’s done, perfect, an epic story that will no doubt catch the … Read More Indirect Sequels…

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Divinity

Hi all, It is with great excitement… and a lot of nervousness, that I am finally able to give everyone a first glimpse at the novel that had me pulling my hair out for almost 8 years! Divinity. A tale of two worlds violently thrust together by fate and circumstance. A story of overcoming insurmountable odds (it doesn’t get much more insurmountable than God’s … Read More Divinity

Divinity Update!

We’re all super excited about this! It’s actually happening as I’ve had to tell some of my readers who have messaged me. The cover is finally done, the editing done and everything has been submitted for review. Divinity is on it’s last stretch. Finally after 8 years of rewrites, changes, and being put on the back burner, it’s almost here!!! Thanks for sticking it … Read More Divinity Update!

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Writing Elves…

Okay so I recently got into a discussion about elves and the use of their names. A lot of people believe that the words Elvish/Elfish/Alvish and Elven/Elfin/Elfen/Alven are interchangeable. This has been used by many modern authors who are writing fantasy. Well, stop it! No, I’m serious, for your own good, stop it. In the end you’re just going to confuse yourself and wind … Read More Writing Elves…

Author Advice Pt. 5

One thing I’ve had to continuously tell myself over and over again is not to write with a bad attitude. I’m not kidding, if it’s time for you to write and you’re mad, annoyed, or just upset about something it’s not a good time to strike the keys. Stop, put the laptop down, and go do something else. The problem with writing while angry … Read More Author Advice Pt. 5