The Moon as Muse

Here’s why I love second drafts… When you revisit your characters after writing their finale, you have a better grasp on who or what they’re fighting, what their motivations are, and how they might achieve their victories. At times, when these characteristics and motivations are falling into place, you, as the writer, have an intense... Continue Reading →

Pulling Out My Hair Over Rough Drafts

I find the first draft of any piece of fiction to be the hardest part of the writing process. Revising, fine-tuning, workshopping... those are the fun parts. But that rough draft, where I'm creating my characters for the first time, discovering their arcs, quirks, and struggles, well... that gets me pulling my hair out. With... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Turtle

If you live in Buena Vista, Colorado or the Arkansas River Valley, you've most likely seen work by the very talented and delightful Brynn Ronning. Well, here's a little secret. A small collaboration inspired by this turtle might be in the works. BTW - I totally and completely fell in love with this image and... Continue Reading →

The Wall

It's summer, and between work, building a house, and two children on summer vacation, writing fiction has been tough. I'm definitely looking forward to the start of school when stricter schedules allow for more writing time. In the meantime, I thought I'd post an excerpt from a short story I have in the queue. It's... Continue Reading →

Roald’s Story

At one time, I was a frightened and shy boy, jumping at shadows and stuttering over words. Then came my visions, and I learned I could be a hero, which changed my life. For years afterwards, I walked with confidence, thinking I was a gift bestowed upon the world. Then tragedy struck, teaching me that... Continue Reading →

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