Let’s get it straight out in the open: I am an American, so I know if this were a real scenario, I wouldn’t be going to Hogwarts anyway. I’d be going to Ilvermorny. That’s beside the point. Back to the fictional world. I love Harry Potter. My wife loves Harry Potter. My son loves Harry … Continue reading Which House Do I Choose?
Day 1 Lately I have been reading far more non-fiction and self-help books than I would ever have thought in the past. My reading lists used to be exclusively fiction. Occasion one might have seen me with something other than a story, but those were often the exceptions rather than the rule. Not so much … Continue reading Being Proactive
Why don’t I outline? Maybe it’s the days I spent writing essays in school. All that prep work for a measly 500-word essay. I sneeze out 500 words anymore. Yet I remember spending days doing research, putting notes down on index cards (3 X 5 as they had to be), then outlining. Oh, how I … Continue reading Oh, Outlines…
Whenever I mentioned that I planned to introduce my son to Star Wars, inevitably I would be asked what order I am showing. The average person, in other words- someone not a die-hard Star Wars fan, might find that question a little odd. After all, don’t you show movies from beginning to end? Nope. At … Continue reading Introducing Star Wars
Lean manufacturing. Six Sigma process analysis. 5S. The Toyota methodologies. Fancy lingo used only in the business world, right? One might be inclined to think so. Living as a manufacturing manager, my life is often littered with instances of these very concepts being enforced. When some of the more exuberant coaches come forward, they will … Continue reading Live the Process
It’s way later than I wanted to start, but as promised, here is post 1 about my stories. To kick it all off, I am going to write a 3-for-1 post about my science fiction saga: Gravity. Gravity as it stands for now is 3 books. Those books are: Remember the Yorktown Awakening of a … Continue reading About the book: Gravity Saga
Father’s day was just last weekend. For it, one of the things I got was the book “Your First 1000 Copies,” by Tim Grahl. It is a book that I specifically requested given my writing and the eventuality that I do really want to make my writing my career. Now, it’s a great book. But … Continue reading An Email of Epic Proportions!
I wrote a post about novellas a while ago. I like novellas. There’s a nice balance in that format between being faster to read but still retaining a good amount of content. It’s partly why I chose to write my sci-fi series Gravity in that format. Then came book 4. I am still writing. And … Continue reading A Gravitational Dilemma
It can be seen as a standard interview question: who do you picture when you think about what success looks like? For me, one of the people that pop into my mind first is Hugh Howey. For those who haven’t already googled Hugh, here’s a quick byte on who he is: Hugh is the bestselling … Continue reading Curse You, Hugh Howey!
It's been promised, or alluded to for some time, but here I am finally getting around to posting some of my poetry. This one is not featured anywhere else. If you like, you can certainly find more via my collection: Change of Seasons. A Picture Step close Close enough to see my imperfection Strokes of … Continue reading A Painting