Fandom Ruins Stories

Fandom is a strange concept. A deep love for a story sounds like a great thing, but it can devolve into an obsession that, like Lenny from Of Mice and Men or that white, hairy monster from Bugs Bunny, just ends up crushing the thing to death. Both the strength and…

Essential Writing Tools For Parents

It may sound counter intuitive, but having children has made me a more proficient and prolific writer. Changing diapers, getting vomited on, turning everything into a spaceship, making lunch, cleaning that lunch off the wall, making second lunch, engaging in arguments I have no chance of winning because two-year-olds don't…

Shade Blog Tour

[caption id="attachment_436" align="alignnone" width="300"] Shade Blog Tour Schedule[/caption]  Follow along as I embark on an epic quest across the Blogosphere! I will be traversing the treacherous plains of the internet, making forty different stops, from Halloween to Black Friday, the two most frightening days of the year. I will be…

I Could Totally Do That

Here is a short play to illustrate a situation that drives me instacrazy: PHIL (looking "I just found out my town has a cupcake truck' excited): Hey, man, you'll never believe it. MEAT SACK (with a half smirk and elitist hair part): I probably will, but go ahead and tell…

Tides Character Intro: Mara

Orphaned at an early age, Mara has spent the majority of her sixteen years aboard the Deep with Ketch. She's grown from adorable deckhand and ship mascot to talented sailor and fearsome fighter. She's as salty as the sea and just as deadly. [caption id="attachment_101" align="alignnone" width="212"] This sword is…