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Battle The Beast! —

I’ve entered the contest by SyFy on Wattpad twice. The contest is called #BattleTheBeast. Check out my entres, “Good King Eliot”, and “Welters Skelter”.

Warriors of the Hollow World is Finished! —

Please top off your glasses of virtual champagne. I’m pleased to announce that after 56 installments, my Wattpad story “Warriors of the Hollow World” is complete. If you’ve been following the story, thank you for reading. If you haven’t, please get started! Next steps: Paper: Some of you don’t like to read online, but paper […]

Feeding the Souleater —

This weekend I finished a new 6000 word short story called “Feeding the Souleater.” The concept is that in order to travel across a particularly dangerous icy wasteland, people need the aid and protection of giant wolves called souleaters. In return for its services, travelers need to feed the souleater a piece of themselves, a […]

Book Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big —

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t generally read self-help books, or books on how to be a success, but I made an exception for this one because it was written by Scott Adams. […]

Review of “The Bands of Mourning” —

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars There is much to love about this book. And speaking of love, this story completes a story arc for Waxilliam Ladrian (a.k.a. Wax) in a most satisfying way. Wax has never been able to love anyone since the death of his first […]

Villains! —

My wife gave a talk about Villains (as defined by Tami Cowden) at a local writer’s meeting this Saturday. It occurred to me to try and match them up with deadly sins. Even apart from the fact there are eight villain archetypes and seven sins, things don’t line up exactly. No villain of any worth […]

A New Cover for “Warriors of the Hollow World” —

I am pleased to announce the new cover for my wattpad story “Warriors of the Hollow World,” featuring the amazing Zahra. In the chapter depicted in this image, Zahra portrays the character of Olara who is speaking electrotelpathically with her dead friend/servant for the first time since he was killed. Does this cover make you […]

“Warriors of the Hollow World” significant update —

My serialized novel “Warriors of the Hollow World,” the story has just received a significant update–two new chapters at the beginning. That means if you haven’t started reading, now is an ideal time. If you’ve been following the tale on Wattpad, however, and voting for the chapters–thank you! Note, however, that Wattpad doesn’t understand the […]