Writing is by its very nature hard, yet it is also simple provided you don’t get in your own way. I find the easiest times for me to start writing is when I’ve done little to prepare myself for the act itself. As if it was the next breath for my body’s internal rhythm clock.
Category Archives: Influences
Bradbury had it. King has it. Every writer worth their salt wants to find it, but few do. The ability to turn a phrase and swim through the English language in such a way as to seize the reader’s mind like a vise grip. Every writer’s method varies, in both tempo and tenor. Each take
One of these days the books will write themselves. The robots will have analyzed every facet of our brains and they’ll craft the next great literary wonders. Inside their copper and gold neural networks they’ll piece together the best of what humans desire and you’ll have masterpiece after masterpiece to enjoy. Until then, I plan
When we consider the curvature of any arc, be it personal or historical, the bend can be perceived positively and negatively. In any story it comes down to who experiences the arc to decide whether or not the trend is good or bad. In my method of storytelling, you the reader make that decision, not
When you consider the distance humans have put between the caves we once lived in to the cities of concrete and metal skyscrapers, it would be easy to say we’ve come a long way. The sheer number of advancements in the physical sciences have brought us into an age where so much is possible. Yet
Last night I did something I haven’t done in years. I stepped inside a batting cage and took some healthy cuts with a bat at a local family fun place. I played a lot of baseball as a kid, either with my brother and our mutual childhood friend Matt, or during organized softball. My parents
That word. Father. I’ve said it and heard it said to me. It’s a unique amalgamation of respect and responsibility. Steeped in legend and filled with embedded images all wrapped up into a collection of syllables. The weight it carries can only be experienced – and only by those who choose to walk the perilous