What is better: A true story, or a fictional story? I think the logical answer is Continue reading
I had a fun idea yesterday: Sit down and review a book that I wrote, pretending as if I had nothing to do with its creation. So, here goes… Continue reading
The first two novels of my Remnant series are about a father and his daughter. One of the ways I pitched the story to myself, years ago before I started writing it, was me asking myself, “Why do all love stories have to be the same? Why do all love stories have to be about romance?” There are more types of love than romantic. Love is the most powerful, and the most defining, feeling that humans feel. It comes in different shapes and sizes. The only kind of love story that I think is truly interesting, and truly worth anyone’s time when it comes to fiction, is not two people falling in love and living happily ever after, it’s the love a parent has for their baby. There are many father and son, mother and daughter stories out there, but I don’t often come across father and daughter stories. The only one I can really think of is the 2005 movie War of the Worlds, but that was more about survival than about the characters. I wanted to do something different. Remnant and Resurrection are about survival, but are more about the characters. Continue reading
In my experience, it seems most people think that writing is too easy to qualify as ‘work.’ And that is unfortunate, because it seems the only way to prove how wrong these people are, is by having them become a writer themselves.
Writers, whether they are novelists or short story writers, or even just poets, have to abide by a whole list of basic rules. Everyone, including and especially non-writers, hold writers by these standards: Continue reading
Here are, what I think, the 6 greatest villains in all fiction of recent history. Prepare for some of my usual philosophy talk.