Basic setting. A world which has extreme summer and winter seasons, with the story set during one of its prolonged winters. The world is home to a Medieval civilisation that has yet to discover many of the higher sciences modern humanity takes for granted, and whose people are influenced by prophetic shamans and believe in … Continue reading A Song of Ice and….Ribos?
Hi! I haven't had the time or the energy to write anything like my usual posts, so I thought I'd do something different. As I continue to push forward with my dream, and fight of submission-based or just plain anxiety (more on that here and here) attacks that come in monthly cycles, I'd like to give those who … Continue reading Flash! 2018 Progress Report.
Cronunpiation. I mean, pronunciation. It's the bane of anyone trying to listen to something, someone saying their line, and other such instances of verbal trickery. But the irony is that it only stands out so starkly for someone whose got a smattering of how it should be pronounced. I was inspired by write this post … Continue reading Thoughts on Cronunpiation – er, I mean “Pronunciation”
Hi there! Here's the first in a new sporadic series. It's called "Crazy Idea", and it's where I put out a few of the random titular concepts into the open so I don't forget them, and you can share in their craziness. The idea came to me on Friday morning when my father was playing … Continue reading Crazy Idea; Flamenco Fighter
If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it that in sickening, the appetite my sicken and so die. - Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 1. Much - if not all - of media entertainment today is focused at least partially around business. Books need to sell, people need to … Continue reading The Trouble with Continuation: …may sicken and so die.
This is a shared post, obviously. This week's been quite hectic, so this post isn't going to be anything special. But I feel the need, as an author trying to carve out my little niche, to keep my online presence active rather than letting it sink into apathy and the deepest voids of internet purgatory. … Continue reading Shared Post- Erica Verrillo’s “Self-Publishing: The Perils of Instant Gratification”
You've heard of traps in general? Maybe you've heard of fox traps, and man traps? But have you heard of author traps? You haven't? They're typically known by other names, including "vanity publishers", "money sinks", and other more colourful terms that I won't sully your eyes with on this website. I bring this up because … Continue reading Author Trap
Now we've got the Oscar Wilde paraphrase out the way, I'll get down to the subject of this week's post. Something that many authors have said is that when creating their stories, they look to real life for inspiration as much as other stories. And having recently experienced (and still experiencing) several different autobiographies, I … Continue reading The Fictional in Pursuit of the Autobiographical
It's here at last. Currently available on Amazon through its Kindle and CreateSpate platforms, The Leviathan Chronicle: Genesis is a dark fantasy trip through a land of war and religious schism. Inspired by the history of the Crusades. Following characters from both sides of the conflict between the Seraphic Church and the people of Sur, … Continue reading Available Now – The Leviathan Chronicle: Genesis
The following is the complete third chapter of my upcoming novel The Leviathan Chronicle; Genesis. To see the first chapter, click this link. To see the second, check here. A ruler is put under pressure by his peers and his subordinates, and a dead man is given a second chance at life... Chapter III Black Fists, New Rebirth … Continue reading Preview – The Leviathan Chronicle; Chapter 3