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Dec 03, 2022

Still Working on Book Three
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Nov 23, 2022

Inspiration is Everywhere

Oct 31, 2022

Listen To What Your Story Tells You

Let your world tell you how it wants to be built.Just because you have an idea for your story, you know (or think you do) who your characters are, and you know how you want your story to progress, doesn’t mean it’s going to go your way.You may start out with a clear cut idea and approach, and that’s fine, but be prepared for twists and turns that you didn’t plan on. There are going to be times in your storytelling that your story will dictate how it wants to be... more

Oct 06, 2022

Think Small When Starting To Build Your World

One of the things I reminded myself when I first conceived the idea to write a science fiction story was to begin small. Start with an idea and go from there.I knew I wanted to tell a story of survival, love, and adventure. I wanted my characters to be diverse, and I wanted them to exist in a futuristic world where space travel is as commonplace as getting in a car and driving somewhere.I also wanted a story that was character-driven. So I began the first book with two characters who are from... more

Sep 02, 2022

It Came to Me in My Sleep

Sometimes all you have to do is sleep on it.I ran into a bit of a plot snafu with my third book. Since it involves time travel and a couple of universes, I was trying to link the two together so that the characters in both could exist and interact without the time difference thing getting in the way.Initially, I wrote in something I thought would do the trick and bridge the two universes together, but when I went back and read through what I wrote, none of it made sense. There was no logical... more

Aug 28, 2022

Stretching the Truth of Believability

One of the advantages of writing science fiction and fantasy is your ability to stretch the truth. One of the disadvantages is stretching the truth to the point where it is so outlandish that it is no longer believable by anyone except those who are willing to suspend their belief and buy into your brand of radical storytelling.Just think of political advertising and you’ll understand. There are those who are not going to believe any of it, those who are going to believe some of it, and... more

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