SATURN: JOURNEY TO THE CORE

A team of scientists make a terrifying discovery during the first manned mission to Saturn…

Human

In the near future, we've overcome the limitations of non homogeneous communication. A man lost in his life and career hopes to get the latest HUMAN-SIM upgrade and get promoted at work, with unexpected consequences...

The Schlikt

A pediatric nurse navigates the dark halls of not just the hospital corridors, but something much more frightening…

Leviathan's Jaw

A young man finds himself alone in an escape pod, trying to escape the inevitable as his pod approaches a black hole…

Wake Me Please

A husband wakes from a bad dream, only to find the world not as he last remembered…
Kyanite’s Healing Words Project

Kyanite’s Healing Words Project

My friends at Kyanite Publishing had a great idea when COVID-19 pushed many into isolation: publish short works on their website for reading enjoyment and a means to escape to another world. There are many great story tellers associated with Kyanite Publishing, and I hope my readers will check out their...
Interviews from the Void: Episode #49 – B. K. Bass

Interviews from the Void: Episode #49 – B. K. Bass

Welcome to the forty-ninth episode of Interviews from the Void, where I interview writers about their writing process, discussing the mechanics and physicality of the craft. In this episode, I’m very excited to be chatting with BK Bass, my friend at Kyanite Publishing. I met Mr. Bass through Benjamin Hope,...
The Purpose of Writing

The Purpose of Writing

Why do we write? It’s a question we often ask ourselves amidst the struggle of developing a story or writing a novel. Once our writing reaches a stagnation point – when the enjoyment of it becomes work – we stop. During that moment, I ask myself: Why am I writing...
Setting – Why I Chose Saturn’s Moon: Daphnis

Setting – Why I Chose Saturn’s Moon: Daphnis

The prologue is complete at 2,500 words. Finally. I went through this many times, adding content, revising character names and deleting it entirely to re-write it twice. I tried putting as much into the first pages of the novel as possible, while finding a balance between establishing the setting and capturing...
“Creating Awesome” with Andrew Hall

“Creating Awesome” with Andrew Hall

I was recently interviewed by my fellow creative friend Andrew Hall – a photographer, entrepreneur and freelancer. His photography is incredible, with several different projects surrounding a potentially apocalyptic future. What’s intriguing about Andrew’s interview series, Creating Awesome, is the depth to which he is able to go with his...
Starting a Novel

Starting a Novel

I wrote previously about my 2020 writing goals and my commitment to finishing the fourth draft of my science fiction novel in 2020. As part of that commitment, I intend to blog every two weeks about what I’m learning from the writing process. In this post, I intend to address my...
2020 Writing Goals

2020 Writing Goals

I always commit to too many goals and projects. For example, in 2019, not only was I going to finish the next draft of my novel, but I would write a twenty-episode podcast, publish a collection of short stories, and publish my non-fiction blog project. None of those things happened. And I’m glad they didn’t....
Interviews from the Void: Episode #48 – Andy Weir

Interviews from the Void: Episode #48 – Andy Weir

Highlights Writing about the future can be a positive experience. Regular output is critical to writing. Finish the project you start. Don’t wander off. I write optimistic futures because I honestly believe the future is bright. Welcome to the forty-eighth episode of Interviews from the Void where I interview writers...
Interviews from the Void: Episode #47 – Brenda Drake

Interviews from the Void: Episode #47 – Brenda Drake

Highlights Practice is the best way to improve our craft. Reading is essential for great writing. The important of reading in our writing lives. I always loved to write from a young age. Welcome to the forty-seventh episode of Interviews from the Void, where I interview writers about their writing...
Interviews from the Void: Episode #46 – Victoria Griffin

Interviews from the Void: Episode #46 – Victoria Griffin

Highlights Starting a book at the right point in the story is essential. Tips on managing social media. How “fluff” can reduce the effectiveness of our prose. My writing and editing crafts overlap and inform each other. Welcome to the forty-sixth episode of Interviews from the Void, where I interview...
Interviews from the Void: Episode #45 – Traci Ison Schafer

Interviews from the Void: Episode #45 – Traci Ison Schafer

Highlights Just start writing your story, even if you don’t know all the “rules”. The importance of book covers and editing. Using social media to truly connect with your readers. Writing is a passion that fulfills me in ways well beyond money. Welcome to the forty-fifth episode of Interviews from...
Interviews from the Void: Episode #44 – Paul Bae

Interviews from the Void: Episode #44 – Paul Bae

Highlights Grabbing a listener’s attention. Developing characters that suit a particular conflict will create better stories. How we stumble onto truths as we write our stories. I started writing short stories when I was nineteen and haven’t stopped. Welcome to the forty-fourth episode of Interviews from the Void, where I...
Interviews from the Void: Episode #43 – Kayelle Allen

Interviews from the Void: Episode #43 – Kayelle Allen

Highlights The importance of regular writing and blogging to build an audience. Great resources for book covers and other art design. Writing is just as much about asking questions as it is telling the truth. I love the freedom of creating my own personal worlds, languages, rituals and cultures. Welcome...
Interviews from the Void: Episode #42 – Kathy Garvey

Interviews from the Void: Episode #42 – Kathy Garvey

Highlights The difference between being distracted and writing production. What book reviews really mean. The importance of editing and knowing what to look for in an editor. Distraction is self-imposed and as with anything that is self imposed, it is also self-rectified. Welcome to the forty-second episode of Interviews from...
Interviews from the Void: Episode #41 – K. M. Pohlkamp

Interviews from the Void: Episode #41 – K. M. Pohlkamp

Highlights The importance of the first sentence and scene of our books. More ideas on promoting our writing work. Switching genre and age group to meet your own prose and writing voice may help us writers succeed. I rewrite the opening pages of all my manuscripts more than any other...
Interviews from the Void: Episode #40 – Dana L. Brown

Interviews from the Void: Episode #40 – Dana L. Brown

Highlights The importance of the technical aspects of writing, beyond putting words on paper. How themes can be derived from our own life experiences. Creative marketing ideas beyond social media. It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how you’ve spent the majority of your life, you’re never too old...