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...

Epic Transgressions ...

Here it is – the long awaited weirdness that’s considered my third set of short stories. It’s called “Epic Transgressions,” and is available in print and on Kindle. Here’s the link for...

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Want to upgrade but don’t want to risk bionic rejection? Feel the need for speed but can’t spring for the cost of re-wired reflexes? Don’t bother with bionics or synthetics, you get enough artificial flavor in your Extra-Value Meat Flavor Five! At Designer Genes ® we have the mods your bod’s...

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...

Airlocks and the Apo...

So this...

Enhancement Induced ...

Tragedy struck last night in a Los Angeles (SeaWard, Q2)  enhancement boutique called Designer Derm®, when two males in their early twenties attempted to exceed the state mandated bionic enhancement limits. Using forged enhancement licenses, James Edward a former Army serviceman and Sam...

World Building for W...

When you’re writing a story – be it a short, a novel, a script, a comic, it needs to take place somewhere. While there’s the rare exception of wildly internal dialogue – maybe the tale of mad poet, something Bukowski like that happens in one room and a lunatics head – almost all stories must...

Planning Your Novel Aug17

Planning Your Novel

Sometimes you can sit down and just write your little heart out. Sometimes you can’t. Sometimes you cant and you still have a deadline – self-imposed or other. This is where your novel outline becomes a critical piece of equipment. Research for Your Novel There’s really no way to overstate...