There Will Never Be Another Star Wars

There Will Never Be Another Star Wars

May 05

Today fans celebrate May the Fourth Be With You. While it helps bring in another generation of fans into the film franchise, there is no denying the one simple truth. The truth is there will never be another Star Wars or anything resembling it but it does not mean we should stop trying to create something bigger than a simple story. I am still baffled when I hear people say my work could never...

Creating Something Unique Is Hard

Creating Something Unique Is Hard

Apr 29

Don’t let anyone out there full you. Creating something unique is hard  no matter how you look at it. On a recent idea walk, the kiddo and I discussed how hard it can be when you are trying to create something unique no matter the medium you are using. The topic came up when he was told me about the difficulty he was having making a new character for a card game he is developing. This was...

March Was A Real Witch

March Was A Real Witch

Apr 15

The combination of awful weather and life things popping up in March made it an unproductive and a real witch of a month. Things started off all well and good. I was working on several stories at a good and was avoiding any major roadblocks. That was until Mother Nature decided to step in. One week into the month a massive windstorm came through MI and we ended up without power for five...

Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers

Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers

Mar 26

Spring cleaning is not just good for breaking out of the winter funk, it is the perfect way to to keep your writing life fresh. I know some folks like to do their version of Spring cleaning at the start of the new year but I prefer to wait until Winter is in the rear view mirror. Why is Spring cleaning important for writers? Time has a habit of flying by, as a result things can get lost in the...

Collaboration Projects Are In My Future

Collaboration Projects Are In My Future

Mar 06

When I first started writing, I never thought I would be working on a story with a co-writer. Apparently times have changed. The kiddo and I have been doing idea walks for a few years now and it appears they have resulted into possible collaboration projects. At first glance, some would say, including myself that I created a monster. The idea walks started out to bounce ideas off each other for...