Story Fodder

Since high school, I have always told stories in the old bardic tradition. That is, by passing them on in word of mouth. When folks ask where I get the ideas for some of my own tales, I can’t help by be surprised. Someone once commented that the biggest problem with writing fiction is that … More Story Fodder

Inspiration: Kids

While at lunch in a busy buffet, I was people-watching. There was a lady at an adjacent table with two kids. One was a little boy, I’m guessing six or seven years old. His sister was a bit older, probably ten or so. The boy got up and started marching towards the food with an … More Inspiration: Kids

Jumpstart the Muse

I am constantly running into news articles on the web that sound like fodder for a story. The stories might be historical fiction, alternate history or just an interesting background to a romance or mystery. Here’s a case in point. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/9269523/Dogs-helped-man-out-compete-with-Neanderthals.html “Now experts have suggested the domestication of dogs, and the benefit it gave to … More Jumpstart the Muse

The Nuclear Method

The Nuclear Method might sound like an odd title for a how-to book, but once read, you will appreciate it. The Nuclear Method by Emma Wayne Porter is only ninety nine cents at Smashwords, but if you are preparing a document to sell as an eBook, it will save a ton of time. It’s written … More The Nuclear Method