Life Update

Novel Progress: I finished the second draft of The Last Dreams of Xothra and turned it into my writers group here in Glasgow. I’ve had short stories critiqued in the past, and it’s always a bit nerve-racking to put yourself out there, but having something critiqued that has been so much of your life for so …

Novel Update

Aw, the throes editing. Some days I love it. Same days I hate it, but one thing is for certain. The Last Dreams of Xothra is going to be one hell of a novel. Regardless of how my debut is received, however, taking a rough draft to a finished product has been a spectacular learning experience. …

“Structured Imagination Word Puke” or “How to Become a Better Writer”

When I first started writing, I puked unfiltered imagination onto the page. I would read through my words and marvel at my own creative genius. I sent stories to publishers, and surprisingly, the originality of the work garnered me quite a few personal rejections. “This one was close, but we’ve decided to pass.” Inevitably, rejections …