The Lost Message of ...

Every time I watch Star Wars, or read a Star Wars book, or a play a game like Battlefront or KoToR, I’m always amazed by one simple thing – maybe it’s not that simple, now that I think of it. Star Wars (any and all films, media) has a basic assumption about the galaxy and intelligence life...

Scene and Setting: W...

Sometimes when I’m writing, I get so excited about the plot events, that I forget the rest. By that, I mean sometimes the action happens in a void. I think it’s very easy to forget that as writers, we are responsible for every nuance of the reality of the story, every aspect of the world in...

Character

*This post is going to be about characters in literature, film, comic and games. I’m going to use characters from pop-culture to illustrate some points. So, be prepared non-nerd writers should keep notes and Google up some of this goodness after reading the article. Character versus Plot The...

Sneak Peek

Excerpt from the new, as of now, untitled novel:   Then, there was the time in the hot tub, the pool boy looked at them, saw them grinning like fools at one another and said, “Hey, I’m just gonna shut the lights off. Lock up when you leave.” There they were, thirty feet...

Iron Man Versus Batm...

The idea of Iron Man versus Batman has I’m sure been tossed around the geek world by a million million nerds, comic fans, and geeks from acolyte to expert. I’m thinking of the conflict in a more literary sense – these two characters are “gadget characters,” as it was put in the old Marvel...

The Walking Dead – V...

As I watched this week’s episode of The Walking Dead, I hoped very much it wasn’t going to be 43 minutes of our beloved, but bedraggled survivors walking down the Atlanta highway vague-booking at one another. I understand that they’re tired, worn out, and even having low-blood sugar moments...