The sequel to Doomwalker has been mostly written for awhile now, but it needs heavy edits. I hit the first big info dump last night, having prepped myself with one of these. Infodumps have a bad rep. “Show don’t tell” is a good rule, but it’s got limits. Use it for characterization or- and thisContinue reading “Infodumps and How to Use Them”
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Pour some Rudolphtinis, spike some hot chocolate, or go the easy route of the writer and keep a bottle of wine on hand. It’s time (past time, really) for my Hallmark Christmas movie drinking game. I warn you, if you follow all of these, you won’t last long.
In Doomwalker (Book 1 of the Paladin Trilogy), Paladin Valen must face his dark destiny in a world on the brink of war. At his side is Maryx, whose own faith demands she accompany him to whatever end. Are you looking for a tale of heroism in the face of doom and fear? Do youContinue reading “Doomwalker is out now!”
There’s a certain sub-genre out there that I can only term “entrepreneurial fantasy”. It is not about fighting off threats or battles or life as someone already in authority, inherited it earned. It is about being an ordinary person with some heart and some smarts and then building a business in a fantasy or sci-fiContinue reading “Book Review: The Sculpted Ship”
Writing a story is akin to an abstract painting in a number of ways. You are, indeed, directly telling others what is happening…but you are also communicating how it feels to be there. Take a look at this lovely Monet. It is a depiction of a seaside cliff, yes, but it also tells you howContinue reading “Atmosphere in Writing”
My dark fantasy novel is now out for eBook preorder! It will be out on November 21! Paperback release forthcoming. This dark fantasy novel is the first book of the Paladin Trilogy. Dark powers are on the move in a world on the brink of chaos… Paladin Valen has hunted the broken remnants of theContinue reading “Announcing Doomwalker”
When it comes to writing sci-fi, there are lots of ways to create interesting planets that are not “one biome from Earth, but everywhere”. This perfectly respectable in soft sci-fi and may be possible for the likes of ice planets (Hoth) or desert planets (Tatooine), considering the conditions that create tundra and dune seas. They’dContinue reading “Earth-Moon Weirdness”
Enjoy your spooky day! I am entirely too busy to celebrate properly, so I’m looking to all you out on the internet to make up for it. Big book news coming soon!
I stumbled across this wonderful space opera by stumbling across the author on social media, going on to prove that Twitter is not only poisonous. It really is a great series, hitting all the crazy space opera notes you might want. What does the Sun Eater series offer? Well. What are our space opera staples?Continue reading “Book Review: The Sun Eater Series”