How R.L. Stine & Chuck Palahniuk Taught me Greatness is All About Timing

What makes a novel great? I’ve been sucking on this questions like a breath mint for months. What makes a novel great? I don’t mean good, entertaining, or popular. Those are all worthwhile things. But I’m seeking greatness. I’m seeking works of fiction that will stick with me long after I put them down. Books…Continue reading How R.L. Stine & Chuck Palahniuk Taught me Greatness is All About Timing

Writers Life

Think about 20 different ideas Narrow it down to one. Think some more. Outline maybe… Or just start writing. “We’ll, that idea sucks. Time to rewrite.” Expand on everything! Oops. Expanded too much. Cut it down. Write! Write! Write! Almost done, don’t get burned out. The last chapter isn’t working. What did I do wrong?…Continue reading Writers Life

Book Review of The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #1)

Note: This review was originally posted on Goodreads on April 10, 2017. It has been slightly updated here. The Final Empire is an excellent fantasy novel which far exceeded my expectations. I’m new to Brandon Sanderson with one exception. I’d tried to read The Way Of Kings last year, and I put it down after 5…Continue reading Book Review of The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #1)

How to Become the DM – Everything You Need to Get Started

Recently I took the plunge into playing Dungeons and Dragons for the first time since high school. What’s more, I decided to DM. DM, short for Dungeon Master, is the player who creates and dictates the Dungeons & Dragons (DnD) game to the other players, known as PC’s (or Player Characters). It takes a lot…Continue reading How to Become the DM – Everything You Need to Get Started