Now that I’m finally past putting googly eyes on the minor mountain of pre-orders for my new book, (and seriously, thanks guys and gal. You’re the best!) it’s high time I wrote up another article for this little blog-that-could. Well, that, and my wife/manager is giving me side-eye to prompt me to put forth more… Continue reading Plot vs. Story, now with Star Wars
You voted, I wrote. This Fan Fiction Friday’s offering takes a look into something of a blank spot in Overwatch’s lore: the beginnings of the Omnic Crisis. Per the usual, this is a heaping dose of speculative fiction, so it’s full-tilt speculation on this writer’s part. Not canon. Enjoy my take of Overwatch’s past, and… Continue reading Fan Fiction Friday – Overwatch
You voted, and I accepted the challenge, though apologies again for the delay. Though the vote came out in favor of Blizzard’s epic MMO, I wanted to write up something that wasn’t the standard bellicose battlefield or awesome display of mystical might. Instead, I chose to write a short story that focused upon something small,… Continue reading Fan Fiction Friday – World of Warcraft
Want a signed copy of my latest book at a discount price? You’re in luck! Pre-orders for Some A**hole in Pajamas Talks about Writing are live! The pre-order phase lasts until the book goes on sale on February 28th. You can check out the book, and read the first chapter for free at Coldbrew Publishing!
This is going to pique your interest, or it will have you lighting torches and putting out the call for an experienced mob on Craigslist. It’s admittedly polarizing. And fantastic. What’s more, it’s applicable whether or not you subscribe to the idea, and it was all sparked by an innocuous question a friend asked of… Continue reading Using Tabletop RPG Knowledge to Craft a Story
Here’s the second entry into the story-breaking process I use, and this one is a perfect example of retrofitting ideas: wherein I have an initial idea, and it makes it into the novel, but in a wholly different way than I had first envisioned. Trust me. This happens a LOT with my writing. You’ll find… Continue reading When the Man Comes Around – Bonus material #2
Hey all! I wanted to do something neat for those of you who’ve read my latest novel, When the Man Comes Around. You can consider this a weird mash-up of behind-the-scenes and director’s commentary. I always begin major writing project by writing down notes and ideas by hand in a notebook, and I thought it… Continue reading When the Man Comes Around – Bonus material #1