Tagged with writing tips

Philip K. Dick and a Writer’s Subconscious

Currently I’m working on the third and final book in the Five Rims trilogy: “The Shibboleth Code”. It is an arduous task, and even though I love the characters and the setting and I feel like I’m really bringing the story to a close, I am so ready to get on with another book. I have ideas … Continue reading

YouTube Site Launch!

I’ve written on this blog about what I’m going to do to help promote myself a bit more.  Now that Ryan and I have moved on from the podcast to other things, I decided to get hopping on a YouTube channel where I’ll offer funny videos (mostly with my kids who are my life), audio … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Star Wars – The Bluray

On this episode we get our grubby mitts on the Force Awakens bluray and talk about its lack of special features. We also discuss other television writing of merit and what we can learn from these tv writers. Find the episode here.

Frank Herbert’s Dune: Writing Lesson 3

I finished reading Dune by Frank Herbert, and as a first time reader of the series (Yeah.  I know.  Where’ve you been?) I was amazed by the deep philosophical nature of the book.  More than that, though, as I have been posting on this blog, old Frank Herbert has many tips to teach us about the … Continue reading

3 Writing Tips Gleaned from Ambrose Bierce

3 Writing Tips Gleaned from Ambrose Bierce

Right now my students are reading Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge“.  The short story always brings forth different reactions from my students, mostly that some of them see the ending before it hits them, but this is because Bierce is dropping hints throughout the text that illustrate the fact of the surprise … Continue reading