Book Review: Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter; by Kent Wayne

 Echo Volume 1: Approaching Shatter; by Kent Wayne Super soldier tech, a bad-ass hero questioning everything he's been taught, a dystopian planet, and a hint of mysticism (or is it?), Kent Wayne's freshman novel melds it all together in the perfect recipe for a fun Science Fiction story. What's not to love? As the pages unfold the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: MetaGame; by Sam Lindstrom

Published in 2010, Metagame, by Sam Landstrom is a science fiction novel I found through my Pixel of Ink account. I held onto it for a while before really getting into it, though when I did, it seemed strange that I hadn't dove right in. The world Mr. Landstrom creates is fun, and believable. Opening... Continue Reading →

My Thoughts on Book Reviews

Book Reviews: How I Do It A couple of years back, I started reviewing books but didn't get very many posted, as I found it stressful. Most of the reading I do is from self-published, freshman, indie authors who rely on reviews to help get their book read by a wider audience. Was my opinion worthy as... Continue Reading →

We Should Be Ashamed

Chalene Johnson says, "If your friends don't work out, get new friends!" Basically, surround yourself with people who fit who you want to be; people who will help you along your path, not create roadblocks and detours. Brilliant advice I've never met anyone disagree with, but, as with so much great advice, easier said than... Continue Reading →

Compared to You…

There's a constant debate in my house about my workload. I use the word to refer to everything I try to accomplish in a day. The details are irrelevant as the point is this: I don't care what everyone else does. I don't care how other people look. I don't care. That's not why I... Continue Reading →

Practice, and Giving Up

Writing is a craft, a skill, as well as an artistic calling. Our muses get us to the page, but only persevering through the craft of it will some finished thing appear. The latter is where practice has been forgotten.

When Criticism becomes Cynicism

From Maria Popova's commencement speech for the 2016 graduating class at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication ...But here’s the thing about self-comparison: In addition to making you vacate your own experience, your own soul, your own life, in its extreme it breeds resignation. If we constantly feel that there is something more to... Continue Reading →

Square Boxes

When we live in the box, we can see what's going on in the box just by looking at the people who live like we do. Why are movies and books so great? They take us away, out of our box, so, for how ever many moments, we're pushing our limits, pushing our experiences, though... Continue Reading →

Read or Write?

I've been staring at my computer for the better part of an hour- literally pulled by the thought that I have't worked on Dragon Soul all weekend, yet really wanting to finish this book series I started and have binge read over every spare moment of the last few days. I think there are two... Continue Reading →

Solitaire; A Short Story

  Sol-I-Taire [n] 2.a game played by one person alone... 3. a precious stone, especially a diamond, set by itself... *warning: sexually explicit   Solitaire A pseudo-origin story from my Fallen Angels universe The heat of the fire singed the hair from her hands, but still, she knelt over it, absently poking the wood to send sparks into the air, barely acknowledging her immediate surroundings. Her awareness was in the thick... Continue Reading →

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