Top Ten Writing Inspirations of 2015 – Part 1

Looking back at the year that was, 2015 had its share of ups and downs. Early in the year one of my close friends unexpectedly passed away, and near the end of the year I lost a very close family member, two bookends to a year that many would say was best left forgotten.  How can writing […]


What does Star Wars tell us about writing?

If you’re a nerd like me, this week has pretty special meaning. It’s not just that there’s a new Star Wars film coming, I mean after all, we’ve been more or less inundated with Star Wars related media non-stop for the past 20 years. It’s more the fact that this is the first film sequel […]

NaNoWriMo 2015

NanoWriMo 2015 Hangover – what I’m working on

Since I first started working on The Fog of Dreams during NanoWriMo 2013, I’ve been writing almost non-stop.  Whether it’s G.I. Joe work for Kindle Worlds, blog posts, short stories or novels, I’ve been writing, writing, and writing some more.  I took NanoWriMo 2015 as an opportunity to focus my attention a bit, and I […]


One hundred and fifty seconds of inspiration

Where do I find the inspiration to write? It changes every day.  Today it was this! Winter Soldier was one of my favorite films of all times (and heavily influenced my fight scene choreography in the upcoming Book Two of my Operation: Harvest series). Civil War looks to be picking up right where it left […]

Jessica Jones – Literary Magic, but is it right for TV?

So as an avid Marvel Comics (and thus Marvel Studios) fan, I excitedly jumped into Jessica Jones the day it was released through Netflix on November 20th. Somehow, even with real life and two kids, I managed to plow through all 13 episodes over the weekend, and came away satisfied. Well, relatively satisfied. I’m a […]


It’s the writing, stupid

Over the past several weeks I’ve been fighting this intense internal battle. Throughout my life, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to achieve certain amounts of success in life. I have a great wife, fantastic kids, a nice house, and make a decent living at my day job. No, my day job isn’t my […]

The beauty of NanoWriMo

I’ve been doing a lot of my writing this month (and indeed, this whole year) in Google Docs on my Chromebook, which has been working relatively well for me.  Because of that, I haven’t closely tracked my word count (Google Docs requires you to go to Tools > Word Count to check instead of the […]

Interview about The Fog of Dreams on The Full Force podcast

Good friends of mine from the UK did me the kindness of having me on their Full Force podcast to talk about my new novel, The Fog of Dreams.  It was a great conversation about the writing and character building process that I hope folks will check out… …and then buy the actual book.   […]