Pantsing–Writing by the seat of your pants

Pantsing–Writing by the seat of your pants

Read an article recently that addressed the topic of writing by the seat of your pants or pantsing (sounds like something you would do as a kid). Simply, it’s doing a mind dump on the page. Instead of agonizing over every word, every sentence, every paragraph—just...
Crafting a Young, Courageous, Female Character

Crafting a Young, Courageous, Female Character

I’m excited to report that I’m making good progress on my current book, The Barbarian Queen of the North. However, I have one major concern as I develop one of the two major characters in the book, Princess Alauna of the Votadini. I have written female characters...
Where do my story ideas come from?

Where do my story ideas come from?

On more than one occasion readers have asked me where do my story ideas come from. A good question. I imagine that every author would answer that question differently. For me, the answer is rather simple. Before going to sleep in my bed at night I visualize stories in...
On Writing—Going Long, Going Short

On Writing—Going Long, Going Short

Recently I had a discussion with a friend who is also a writer. He writes essays and one-act plays. We discussed our writing styles. He’s a good writer, quite witty with a very interesting background.  I suggested that he try his hand at an autobiographical novel. His...
The Illuminati Sanction is now available.

The Illuminati Sanction is now available.

My apologies to all for leaving my blog fallow for so long. In the future, I will endeavor to be more active blogging on my new site. I’d like to begin by reminding you that my latest book, The Illuminati Sanction is now available. You can order a copy from my site....