When Designing a Setting, Use the Kitchen Sink

Last night I wrote over 1500 words on my latest WIP, and that was just backstory.  I have only crafted three characters, one fully crafted and the other two somewhat realized.  Mostly I’ve been working on the setting since it is realized completely from my own imagination. As I follow in the footsteps of J.R.R.Continue reading “When Designing a Setting, Use the Kitchen Sink”

Inspiration Comes from Everywhere

As you all know, I just finished the rough draft of This Broken Earth: Book 1, The U.S. of After and after revising a few times sent it off to my readers for review.  This does not mean I stop working.  I am simply in a holding pattern while I work up the nerve to startContinue reading “Inspiration Comes from Everywhere”

An Independence Day Observation

Yes, I plan on writing today.  I wrote 2500 words yesterday (or rather last night in the wee hours of the morning).  I sat outside yesterday and watched my son and my middle daughter light water dynamite one after another, exploding ant hills and various other insect hovels… …but I must make one observation aboutContinue reading “An Independence Day Observation”

Writing the Apocalypse: Using Biblical Elements

From the start of my latest project, I wanted to write a believable story about the end of the world.  I also wanted to incorporate Biblical prophesy from the book of Revelation.  However, in doing research into what Christians believe the Bible says about the end I found the views and opinions about it toContinue reading “Writing the Apocalypse: Using Biblical Elements”

KONY: Some Thoughts About Reading the Fine Print

You may see a lot of posts on Facebook and Twitter about the situation in Uganda involving the sinister Joseph Kony and his child warriors, and even though this is a horrible underbelly of this world that is far beyond reason, we should be careful who we give our money to in order to combatContinue reading “KONY: Some Thoughts About Reading the Fine Print”