Life: The lawn care guy was backing his huge boxcab trailer and ripped up the back quarter panel of my Chevy Cavelier. Fortunately, he notified his insurance company and I’ve filed a claim. Howl at the Moon! Tonight is the monthly Howl at the Moon open mic night. It’s going to be held at a … More Broken Car and Howling at the Moon
While considering the massive amount of effort that goes into creating a believable fantasy language, I had to recall where I heard the first one. I do believe the first time I was conscious of one would be the book and then the movie, “A Clockwork Orange”. “There was me, that is Alex, and my … More Fantasy Language
I read an interesting post by a fellow author the other day. http://www.10minutenovelists.com/a-writer-and-a-narrator-walk-into-a-bar-separating-from-our-main-character/ I started to think of all my characters and knew I had to interview some of them. This post is the result of the first meeting, with the heroine of my adult pirate adventure, Shibari Sails. When I explained this project, Vanessa … More Meeting in a Bar: Vanessa Fullright
Life: It’s a rather calm weekend here. Went on a short road trip to get pictures of an old train station that had been abandoned, salvaged, moved, and restored by a local Polo Club. I love it when a bit of local history is preserved. If you’re in the area, this is located on Bridge … More An Old Depot
Like many of us, I hate writing a Synopsis for any of my stories. “Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” –Gene Fowler After a bit of research on more than a dozen websites, I’ve narrowed it down to a … More How to Synopsis
Everyone has a story. The difference is whether one wishes to take the time and trouble to share their story. At one point or another, every author is approached with some variation of the following… “I’ve got this great idea for a story that is sure to make millions. How about I tell it, you … More You Have a Story?
Life: It’s been a busy, busy week. I’ve been updating this website with a lot of new content. Also working on some new blog posts to use for a blog tour/swap. In the past, I’ve seldom mentioned much about my other occupations, besides writing, that is. I’m a photographer and a model railroader. I’ve let … More Currently
Contrary to popular opinion, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is not the first English language vampire story. That credit goes to Lord George Gordon Byron, in 1813. His epic poem, The Giaour, has some chilling vampiric scenes that later authors, including Dr. Polidori, have applied to the legends. Some folks credit Lord Byron’s personal physician with the … More The First Vampire
This has been an incredibly busy weekend. I got the bill from the hosting service I’ve been using for the past four years. Each year, they have raised their rates. Now I do understand business and the need to keep up with inflation, but to jump 20%+ in a year? No thank you. I’ve been … More New and Improved!
One of the better creative blogs that I follow is by sethsnap. Yesterday, he posted the following… Your story- Deserted – by sethsnap “I took the following photo on a country road near my house. It was late at night. I’m not sure how I feel about the photo. Tell me what I should feel.” “Your … More Deserted Challenge