When you begin writing a story, just how well do you know your characters? I was thinking about this while writing an earlier blog post on character names. I'm what the members of the Twitter #WritingCommunity call a "pantser", meaning, I write by the seat of my pants. I don't do much planning before I… Continue reading Knowing Your Characters
I'm curious if anyone else has ever run into artistic jealousy. What I mean is finding that another creative person is jealous of your accomplishments. The reason I ask is that I think I've just experienced it with someone I know, an artist who up until now had been encouraging and supportive of my endeavors.… Continue reading Artistic Jealousy
One of the banes of my existence. I've been an insomniac for years, getting by on a few hours of sleep every night. It eventually catches up with me and every so often I crawl into bed on a Saturday afternoon and sleep for a few hours. It's not an uncommon ailment, but it can… Continue reading Insomnia
One of the few hang ups I have when it comes to writing is deciding on character names. I don't know what it is, but I can find myself spending more time trying to determine the best names than I do actually writing the story. I know, I know...I should seek help. I'm not a… Continue reading Character Names
Just a friendly reminder that my collection of short stories, Dark Journeys, is available as an ebook through both Amazon and Barnes & Noble for only $.99 US! The paperback version will be available in a couple of weeks, and I'll also be recording an audiobook version for those of you who prefer to have… Continue reading Dark Journeys Update
The seasons here in North Florida are different from other parts of the country, or the world for that matter. We have summer and winter, but spring and fall generally happen over the course of a few days. That means the other two seasons tend to feel longer. Winter is now looming large on the… Continue reading Pre-Winter Thoughts
Now that I've finally gotten my short story collection published I've decided to switch gears and return to an old friend. Almost two years ago I completed the first draft of my novel, Repercussions. It was...okay. I mean, for a first draft of a first novel, it wasn't terrible. And full disclosure here - I've… Continue reading Unfinished Business
In this episode I talk about artist stereotypes...specifically, the idea that we have to be a little crazy to be creative. You can find the podcast at iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, and Podbean. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, as well. Drop me a line via the contact form on this site or catch… Continue reading Prometheus Project Podcast, Ep 19 is available!
My short story collection, Dark Journeys, is now available at the Barnes & Noble website. I'm hoping to have it uploaded to the Apple bookstore later this coming week (more hoops to jump through). I'll also have a paperback version available in the next few weeks (just in time for the gift-buying season...hint, hint!). And… Continue reading Dark Journeys is now on Barnes & Noble!
So I’ve published my first book, a collection of short stories that I’ve written over the past fifteen years. A few of them were previously published in magazines and anthologies, but the majority of them were never submitted or published. I’ve found the "submit and wait" game was becoming tiresome. I’d send out a story… Continue reading An Interesting Self-Publishing Experience