My Greatest Inspiration (Part I)

Back in my early teen years, a very unique film came out that would ultimately inspire me to write my most treasured books. I know I talk about my Remnant series a lot here on my blog, but I've never talked about where it really came from. Well, now you know. Remnant's story/tone came from 2005's War of the … Continue reading My Greatest Inspiration (Part I)

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My First Podcast

I had a half-hour podcast discussion with a friend about my debut novel Remnant. I thought it would be neat to do, even though he read it a year ago, since I'm now trying to get my YouTube channel growing. There might be another one coming, if I can get the audio working properly. Spoiler warning. … Continue reading My First Podcast

I Review My Favorite Review

The first review of my debut novel has always been my favorite. This is because the person actually put thought into the review, rather than reacting with emotion saying, "It was the best thing ever!" or "Awful! Just awful!" The opinions I respect and trust the most are the ones that are based on the … Continue reading I Review My Favorite Review

Fictional Universes

What do I think of cinematic universes? I think they're ruining movies. Don't just take my word for it, the statistics show that Hollywood is actually slowly dying. And it's probably because originality has already died in Hollywood. Every studio now thinks their even somewhat-popular franchises need to have spin-offs, and that they need to … Continue reading Fictional Universes

Deeper Meanings In My Books

My philosophy is: There must always be a deeper meaning to one's art, and to every part of their art. My books are meant to make people think. They are meant to give people new perspective on life, and that will be true even when I start writing science fiction and fantasy. My books are … Continue reading Deeper Meanings In My Books

Rewarding Readers

The concept of rewarding readers is, as I understand it, giving your readers new things to enjoy upon second or third reads. It's giving them things to notice or understand better that they wouldn't have gotten the first time around. With every one of my novels, I have tried, and will always try, to do … Continue reading Rewarding Readers

Snoke vs. Adam: A Lesson In Storytelling

The title of this article most likely has you thinking, "I know who Snoke is, but who's Adam? Is it Adam from the book of Genesis? What would those two have to do with each other?" The answer is no, it's not Adam from Genesis I'll be talking about. It's actually Adam from my novel Remnant, … Continue reading Snoke vs. Adam: A Lesson In Storytelling