I’m about to release another novel. I’m terrified. And that’s okay. Let me back up a bit before I continue. This article’s as much for my benefit as anyone else. Sure, I’m hoping some reader out there will take some comfort from this meandering string of phrases, but chiefly it’s more about getting my mental… Continue reading Release Fears
<< Previous World-Building This is the final part of my ten-part world-building series. As always, I’d like to point out that what’s presented here isn’t absolute gospel. There are many ways to world-build, and many paths to get to the same destination. I’m not the all-knowing guru, but rather a geek who’s sharing how he goes… Continue reading World-Building! Part 10: Your World, Our World
Been a bit since I covered some news tidbits about what I’ve been working on, so this post is going to serve double duty. How? Because some of this news relates to things I want to hear from YOU on. Yes, you, on the other side of this techno-magic screen. I need your feedback on… Continue reading State of the Xero, March 2017
On this episode I roll out the new format, where I sit down and chat for an hour with a creative industry professional. In this case, it’s voice actress Jessica Calvello (Excel Saga, Attack on Titan, Cyanide and Happiness, etc.), and our filters disintegrate from the word go. NSFW, but full of interesting tidbits… Continue reading The AoE Episode 4 – Jessica Calvello!
<< Previous World-Building Next World-Building >> This is part seven of my ten-part world-building series. As always, I’d like to point out that what’s presented here isn’t absolute gospel. There are many ways to world-build, and many paths to get to the same destination. I’m not the all-knowing guru, but rather a geek who’s sharing… Continue reading World-Building! Part 7: Technology
Hi. I’m Xero. See below. Pleasure to meet ya. I think it’s time we had a little chat, because it’s been a long road from there to now. One year and change, in point of fact, since I began a regimen of medication and mindfulness to help me get a handle on both my anxiety… Continue reading The Road Thus Far
Friday, January 20th. It’s a moment where I desperately need to pry a thought out of my head. I expect some of you might feel the same way. My wife has a terrible phobia of bees, wasps, yellowjackets; really, anything that flies and stings and makes a home best described with the word “hive”. Phobia… Continue reading We already fear Fear itself.