|Posted on October 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
All writers have to experiment at some point in their careers. My main passion and genre is action-adventure thrillers. Every once in a while, I have fleeting ideas for stories outside of my wheelhouse. I'm taking the leap and putting one out there. Echoes for Ella is currently in the storyboard phase. This book will be a love story, but fret not my diehard thriller fans. I will continue to delight you with tales of espionage, supernatural events, and just plain exciting dialogue...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
A lot of today’s modern writers probably depend on technology to tell their stories. PCs and mobile devices have made it easier to create, edit, and transmit information all across the world, whether it be an article, a short story, a novel, or an essay paper. Some would argue that it’s probably the greatest breakthrough since the wheel.
Have computer, will travel, right?
Does it even stop with a computer? Use to be, back in the 90s, that comp...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
What do you do when something has consumed you? I’m not talking about a rousing game of Uno, or a gripping suspense climax in your favorite detective television show. I mean stalker-level, mind-controlled, binge-eating, binge-watching, song stuck in your head, on the verge of losing your family and day job consumed.
That’s pretty hard up when you get to that level, but I think that means you are an actual writer.
I find myself thinking about m...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Okay, so let’s talk about what’s been going on. The span of time between all of these blogs is just a bit ridiculous, but as with everything else in life,… there is a purpose and a reason for the tardiness.
First, let’s talk about the direction of Glorious Incorporated. Look to the right of your screen. Check out that fresh cover art! I found a great new graphic artist to do the design of my second book, (more on that later.) and that work of archite...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
I know this guy. Super nice; not an unfriendly part about him. My wife and I became friends with him and his wife. Over the years, our family grew; as did theirs.
Let’s recap- He started out as an acquaintance, who became a friend. A happily married man; who loves his wife, and adores his children. A man in his prime, content with his life and happy to be alive.
He was diagnosed with cancer.
What a crappy beginning to a story. Tha...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 8, 2013 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
As an avid reader, I enjoy books that make me think. A good story line, a large breath and depth of characters, and storytelling that offer visualization of the action, suspense, romance, intrigue, mystery — whatever mood I’m in at the time. It has to be decent right out of the gate. Something has to catch me in the first 10 to 15 pages that makes me want to continue. That’s what I tried to do with this book. I created a suspenseful element in the first few pages that makes ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 29, 2013 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
The key message for my book is very simple… It’s all about the power of choice. The young man in my book has been plagued with a hard life, and the consequences of choices, by his hand or others, are the result. Using all the standard cliché phrases, he has persevered, triumphed, “dealt with his demons” (that last one is a bit ironic), and still manages to come out on top. That’s always a great ending to a story.
Oops… Did I give awa...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
The thing I liked most about writing this first novel was the storyline and the way it evolved. The idea for a corporate setting had always been there. I wasn’t sure at the time of conception how I was going to weave in the “supernatural” elements, but I knew I wanted them because they were a necessary part of the story. Hence the word, “glorious”.
When I started writing, I developed a storyboard for the overall structure. I’m more of a v...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 9, 2013 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Glorious Incorporated had been an idea that I had for over a decade and really did nothing about. As with all grand ideas like catching a blue Marlin off the coast of Ireland, playing drums out on tour with Paul McCartney, and creating the “Great American Novel”, it was put by the wayside with everything else that I didn’t have time for. I was a pragmatic realist back in that life. I was working my way up the corporate ladder, and really didn’t have time for nonsensica...Read Full Post »