I used to work as a Pizzaiolo in Pittsburgh, and a fellow pizza maker (was his name Carl? I can never remember names of acquaintances from far ago) was head over heels over a girl. I thought that was great: ...Read More »
This year, I had the pleasure of traveling to Alaska for the 2016 DoD Worldwide Visual Storytelling ...
There were four powerful and emotional moments when I was brought to tears while attending the 2016 ...
In anticipation of the release of my upcoming novel, Jump, I wanted to offer some answers on a few q...
I’ve already published a thorough marketing strategy with a calendar outlining specific deadli...
I am giving away 10, exclusive, pre-release paperback copies of Jump for FREE to any blogger/reviewe...
I got suckered into reading a novel titled “All That Is” after I read a review once. In that review (which I can’t seem to find anymore) the reader mentioned that author James Salter is a master of sentence structure. ...Read More »
Ever had a hard time starting a story? You see it in your mind. You see the conflict, the characters, the action unfolding. You just don’t know how to get there from here. You just don’t know where to start. ...Read More »
Yesterday I warned against flattening your characters, especially the “enemy” ones you want your readers to hate. Today, I want to provide some tangible advice on how to accomplish this. Below are some simple suggestions to make your villains, antagonists, ...Read More »
Remember how Jesus said, “Love your enemies?” The same has to be true for those characters you hate when you write a novel. I’ve been watching a lot of Lost on Netflix with my wife lately. We’re absolutely hooked on ...Read More »
MAPLE PARK, Ill., — Three horses trotted, kicking up clouds of dust in the enclosed arena, as men and women took turns directing them into designated “pockets.” They worked in pairs, each time trying a new method. Some clapped. Others ...Read More »
It’s true. I took a class at the University of Pittsburgh once taught by (now) deputy editor for the New York Times Magazine, Joel Lovell. You’re probably thinking, “Come on! You expect me to believe that? Why didn’t you use ...Read More »