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All I Need to Know About Writing… I Learn from the X-Files? Part 2

As promised, here’s the next installment on tips, tricks and tidbits writers can glean from the hit television series, “The X-Files.” No Theory is, “Out There.” It’s true. With the proper research and approach, you can make your story both…

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Learning Horror from the East

The horror genre in America seems to have plummeted in popularity in the previous decades. Sadly, the genre’s popularity has seen much hardship. America used to be the leader in the world when it came to horror cinema and fiction,…

All I Need to Know About Writing… I Learn from the X-Files?

The X-Files was an incredibly popular television series and fans are still attending movies when they reach the box office. Despite the program’s errors, what can writers learn from the techniques used? I’m creating a series that explores various items…

Thoughts on Independent Authors

We are watching a new era emerge in writing and, despite the controversy, it’s refreshing to see it happen. “Self-published” used to be a term of failure. It implied laziness, incompetence and even impatience. The ultimate goal was to see…

Thoughts on Editing

I’ve read countless books on editing during my years writing. I’ve enjoyed guides on grammar, structure, technique and style. Yet, I think the most beneficial steps a writer can take are much simpler and easier to understand. The idea that…

Book of the Black Diamond

I’m announcing a young adult paranormal thriller. Here is the synopsis: Fletcher, the old coal tycoon, gained notoriety for the brutality he exhibited towards his miners. He had only one love and legend says his precious Black Diamond is cursed…

A New Year – A New Blog

This blog started as a simple outlet for automatic writings and information received from that outlet. However, with a new year, many changes have occurred both professionally and privately, that have opened doors for new purpose with this blog. So,…

That’s a Fine Cup of Coffee

I’m here. Believe it or not. I suck at blogging. It’s pitiful. I’m teaching and it’s wonderful. I love web instruction. I’m designing several other classes and things. I’m also in the middle of software creation! Yee-haw, huh? I’m also…

Teaching? Me?

Well, wonders never cease. I have a teaching job! Teaching! Me! You know, with a class, who actually listens (I hope), in front of a group, working and getting paid? A “job” job. It’s astounding! Who knew? I have a…

The Golden Rule?

Well, finally, I think I can update these things for a moment. I’ve been working my literary butt off, but my ultimate goal remains far in the distance. A few hundred miles from Saturn on a tiny deserted moon. Ugh….