I get asked all the time by other artists, “How do I know if it’s time to give up?” I have a simple answer for that rather daunting question. Watch the video below, where I share a recent experience that perfectly sums up why you can’t quit.

Me And My Muse Episode 190


In this episode of Me And My Muse, I talk about one very important aspect of my writing process. The Magic Circle is a method I believe makes for very efficient, productive, and error-free writing. Find out more about this easy approach to a challenging task in the video below.

Me And My Muse Episode 189


As I was reaching the end of writing “The Ghosts of Brookhaven,” something magical happened. I found I’d been profoundly connected to the book and I couldn’t let the ending go, even when I wasn’t working on the manuscript. After the fact, I dubbed this phenomenon, “The Writer Entanglement Theory.” […]

The Writer Entanglement Theory



While nearing the end of my latest novel, “The Ghosts of Brookhaven,” I feared that I’d allowed one of the to trip over that line between ghost and monster. It didn’t take me long to reality test what was bothering me. Watch the latest episode of Me And My Muse […]

Me And My Muse Episode 187


Recently I was asked a question I get asked a LOT. Said question was: How do I reply to my significant other when they say, “Why do you bother putting so much time into writing, when it’s just a hobby?” unsupporting significant other. Hoo boy. How do I unpack that? […]

Are you a hobbyist?


This was a very challenging subject to approach. Why? Because it could so easily come off as offensive or misleading, and that is certainly not my intent. I should preface this by saying I am a huge supporter of the LGBTQ community. I have, for decades, considered myself an ally […]

Writing and Woke Society




I recently was asked on Twitter how I was able to dedicate so much time to writing. On that particular day, I’d written over 7 hours (and still had another hour or so to go). Of course, I am a full-time writing, so I have that luxury. That wasn’t always […]

Me And My Muse: On Routine


Let’s talk about plot. I know, I know…I really need to find a new topic to beat into the ground, right? But seriously…this is a topic that needs to be discussed at length, all the time. Why? Because without the ability to come up with a good plot, a writer […]

Me And My Muse Episode 183



I love hopping down rabbit holes. As a curious creative, they can sometimes lead to phenomenal discoveries of either artistic or intellectual value. Besides that, you never know what you might get into. One rabbit hold could branch off to another, and another, and another…until you realize you’ve gone off […]

Sometimes the rabbit hole stares back



Once upon a time, back around 2012 or so, everything looked as if I were on target to be able to drop everything and rely solely on income from book sales. I was thrilled and thankful to have found myself in that position. I’d put in so much hard work […]

Success is a fickle and fleeting mistress



I recently wrapped up the first draft of fEaR3 (get fEaR and fEaR2 on Amazon now), which will be published through Devil Dog Press. I’m quite excited about this entry in the series, as it not only adds a few new characters, but it expands the universe and offers up […]

To end BIG or not


A week ago, I dove down a rabbit hole I’ve been avoiding for some time. That deep dive resulted in a Facebook post I will share with you now. So…after making the mistake of diving down the review rabbit hole, I came out with two looming conclusions. I will share […]

Consumerism and its relationship to art


I don’t usually talk to my family about my work. Why? It’s not that they aren’t interested or that they don’t support me. They do. But for the most part those in my familial circle aren’t terribly interested in the genres in which I write. So, I tend to let […]

Pealing Back The Layers