The Multi-Faceted Writer

Most writers I’ve met over the years have had many jobs, many careers. So, logically, they end up with many skills. An often-mismatched collection of knowledge, it’s this exact quality that makes a good writer.

Presidential Candida...

Part 1: Writing about politics is only fun if you’re a sadist and you’re super stoked for the downfall of civilization. It seems each day there’s a new, terrifying story of some candidate’s twisted world view, their callous, racist, myopic and primitive theist worldview. As the stars seem to...

The Scale of Your St...

Scale The scale of our fiction is something that we don’t always consider consciously. A murder mystery can take place in a small town, like Twin Peaks, or it can be an international conspiracy like many James Bond films. Consider Lord of the Rings, the scope or scale of the story is world...

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...

The Force Awakens: A...

*Possible Spoilers I saw Star Wars The Force Awakens on Friday evening. That was almost seven days ago now. I’m still sort of in shock. No, it wasn’t better than Citizen Kane or Casablanca. Though a little Orson Welles would have surely thrown it over the top. The Force Awakens was an...

The Force Awakens: B...

As of this writing, I have not yet seen the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. I have about six hours to go – and yes, I’m counting them down. I purchased my tickets the day they went on pre-order. There’s so much buzz going on, it’s getting a little overwhelming. But, I felt compelled to...