Dear Fellow Writer, One of the most valuable tools you need in your arsenal of writing is your individual voice. What is voice, you ask? Well, according to James Scott Bell in his book “Voice: The Secret Power of Great Writing” , Voice is: A combination of character, setting, page turning. A distinctive style, like […]Read more "Dear Fellow Writer: Do You!"
Dear Aspiring Writers, There are so many of us who start by saying we’re going to write a book someday. We throw out hints of possibilities and dream of what could be. We stand at the precipice and tickle the idea with a feather and wonder, should I? Could I? Before long, we take the […]Read more "Dear Aspiring Writers"
Yes, friends, it’s that time of the year again. The time of the year where for 30 days, many of us all over the world write like fiends to try to complete a rough draft of a novel or novella. We overdose on caffeine, chocolate, energy drinks and other sugary treats to keep writing long […]Read more "NANOWRIMO IS ALMOST HERE!!"
I have introduced you to the Antagonist, Protagonist and Aliens, now I’d like to give you a little background on Tau Ceti Earth as I have dreamed it up. Enjoy! Imagine Earth as she is–her grandeur, majestic mountains, continents separated by seas. Think of the Serengeti, the Iguazu Falls of Brazil, the volcanoes of Iceland, the […]Read more "TAU CETI e: THE NEW EARTH"
Two weeks ago, I introduced you to my antagonist, Dr. Johann Schaak. To say that he’s a complicated person, is a bit of an understatement. He means well, his methods, however, are seriously suspect. Just wait until I finish the story. You’ll read about his amazing bedside manner (which he actually has) and his lack […]Read more "MEET THE PROTAGONIST"
Hello sci-fi fans and thank you for coming back to visit. When I was a kid, my dad bought an Atari gaming system. We spent hours upon hours playing “Centipede”, “Space Invaders” and “Pac Man”. Little did we know, that there was actually someone watching the games to see who would get the highest scores. […]Read more "FROM TRAILER PARK TO OUTER SPACE"
Welcome back fellow lovers of space and time. As you know, I’ve been a science fiction fan since I was a kid. One of the greatest things about sci-fi is how inspiring the stories used to be. Looking back at Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke we see amazing inventions which […]Read more "A CALL TO INGENUITY IN SCIENCE FICTION"