With the recent publication of Land of Outcasts, I want to take a few minutes to talk about my self-publishing experience for anyone considering a similar path. My focus here will be on the steps I actually took. There are some great comparisons available online of the different publishing options available. If you’re deciding on … Continue reading My Self-publishing Experience
Previously published elsewhere on the site and now moved and reposted to here. Why stories? Why do we write stories? Why do we read them? How much do they really matter? Think about how we often discuss stories in our culture: Pleasure reading. Guilty reading. Saying “I’m going to do absolutely nothing and read.” Using … Continue reading Why Stories?
Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash Here we go again... as we work through another chapter of the interactive post-apocalyptic novel that is our current reality, I'm once again at a point of trying to come to terms with my own thoughts and feelings about the current situation. In part, this is my way of … Continue reading The world is on fire, and I’m writing about dragons…
I earned my MFA in creative writing this weekend. I'm told that the title for someone who has a master's degree is (well... used to be) magister - which is a title that sounds cool, but isn't really practical for daily use. However, it is a piece of information that I will treasure as I … Continue reading In which I earn my MFA, have an irksome day, and articulate some thoughts on writing
For a while now, I've been... interested in the term "pleasure reading" and its place in modern American society. Think of when you hear the term: "Oh, it's nothing important, it's just pleasure reading." "I just took time off for some pleasure reading." "Pleasure reading gives me a break from real reading." You know what … Continue reading On Art and Pleasure Reading