Once Upon A Time….

Once... Once upon a time, there was an orphan princess. She was a prisoner in a dark tower. After much cunning and bravery, she escaped and was rescued. Once upon a time, there was a broken knight who defended the helpless at great cost. He stood when many fled and was changed. Once there was … Continue reading Once Upon A Time….

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Shooting The Devil: Strategy, Tactics, and Tips For Crafting Compelling Combat in Your Novel

I've had this post in the wings for a while, trying to "strategerize" how best to communicate the message. Guest post? Breaking it up into smaller bits? New website? I figured it was worth getting something out there for now, and I may revisit the content in different forms later. This is primarily written for … Continue reading Shooting The Devil: Strategy, Tactics, and Tips For Crafting Compelling Combat in Your Novel

Zorro, King Arthur, John McClain, and Crafting Combat

(This photo isn't too far from the truth: I had mock-ups of who is where in¬†Exiles of Heaven) Ascent of the Fallen has a handful of fight scenes, and most of those were reasonably easy to visualize and write. When I got to¬†Exiles of Heaven though, my skills were challenged. It's hard work to craft … Continue reading Zorro, King Arthur, John McClain, and Crafting Combat

Bad Movies: A Great Way To Learn About Story

I love movies. I've loved them for a very long time. As a kid I can remember our first VHS player and watching Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Neverending Story, and many others over and over again. I remember watching movies with my dad, especially Quigley Down Under (although admittedly, I think dad watched Lonesome … Continue reading Bad Movies: A Great Way To Learn About Story