I’m sure many of you are familiar with this term. For those who aren’t, imposter syndrome is the deep-seated feeling that you are a fraud, that you are faking it in some, or all, aspects of life.Read More
Show, Don’t Tell
You hear it a lot as a writer: show, don’t tell. It’s one of the first things you learn. It sounds easy. It sounds straight forward, right?
It’s not.Read More
As the Assistant Editor for Hinnom Magazine, a bi-monthly publication of excellent weird/dark fiction, I get the pleasure of reading a lot of short stories.
And I do mean A LOT.
One of the benefits of so much reading is learning to spot the little things that hold a story back. Things that, if corrected, can take a story to the next level.Read More
Well, it's official...I've duped the folks over at Hinnom Magazine into thinking I know a thing or two about editing and they've made me one of their assistant editors. I'm super excited and honored to be a part of such a fantastic magazine!Read More
Author Preston Copeland recently invited me to chat about my short story writing process. The interview included several excellent and thought-provoking questions, and I very much appreciated discussing these questions with Preston. Preston is the author of several fiction and non-fiction works. He is an excellent editor and I look forward to watching the progression of his writing career.Read More
So, in August of 2016, after five long years of slogging through the barren wasteland of my first novel, I sat down at the kitchen table and actually read it cover-to-cover.
And nearly passed out.
Several critique partner reviews confirmed my fears. The novel was an unsalvageable wreck.Read More
Picture this: It's been a stressful day at the office, and you're out for drinks with a couple of co-workers, chatting about what you'd be doing if it weren't working. There's talk of golf or starting a business or moving to a ski village and bumming around for a few years. Maybe a trip or two to the beach. Then the conversation reaches you. You don't want to say it, you've been here before, you know how this goes, but it bubbles out anyways.Read More