If Music Be The Food Of Imagination… Write On!

There are many things that inspire me to write. I’ve spoken about some of them before in other blog posts. My reading history, television and films, and my influences growing up. The one I haven’t spoken about yet, though, is music. Writing the ‘Ballad of the Songbird’ has been very much inspired by the music…

Inclusivity? Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?

Those who are eagle-eyed may have noticed that I altered my Twitter profile this past week. I changed both my header and my little avatar picture. I felt it was something I should do in light of the issues going on in the #WritingCommunity with a series of revelations regarding male writers using a female…

The Writing Process – Part 2 – The Spreadsheet of Doom™

Over the last few months I’ve been putting up a series of posts regarding my progress in the writing of my humble saga of books. On those posts, I’ve talked a little about my writing process, and more than a few times I’ve mentioned my Spreadsheet of Doom™, which is the central source of my…

Los Santos Life… An Examination (Part 1) – Car Ownership

For some of you, that gif above may have brought back some memories. I hope so, because today I’m going to talk a little about gaming…but not in a boring way…hopefully! I love reading. I love seeing how an author shapes the environment around their characters. When done right, it can be spellbinding to immerse…

Fame, Fortune or Legacy. What do YOUR books mean to YOU?

I can’t answer that question for YOU. Only you know what drives you to write. This blog post is about what drives me personally. So buckle up for a quick dive into my psyche! I can’t imagine any writer who doesn’t enjoy the art. Writing, in my opinion, is something that resides in your DNA.…

The Peril of the Pen Name!

Mark Twain Richard Bachman Robert Galbraith Anne Rampling Avid book geeks will know what those four names represent. Those that don’t know, here are a few more names… Samuel Clemens Stephen King JK Rowling Anne Rice Let me help you out…there are eight names, but only four people. The first four are the pen names…