In which I rejoice at the thought of making time to write today, and offer inspiration to help anyone struggling with writing.
In which I further explain the train-wreck of a week I had, and discuss the merits of working as a writer over any other job (except maybe teaching).
In which I post two stories, one by me, and one by Brad Skiff, in response to last week's Flash Fiction prompt.
In which I describe the first two steps of the writing process - organization and focus. I talk about Amy Cuddy, Neil Gaiman, and how to use graphic organizers and outlines properly.
Greetings citizens of the realm! Wednesday falls upon us once more, and that means it's time to sharpen up our writing chops! Today's discussion (no pun intended) is all about dialogue - specifically, how to write great dialogue. A Bold Claim... I know. I do have an M.A. in English and creative writing, but what … Continue reading Writers’ Wednesday: How to Write Great Dialogue
Be it known throughout the Realm of Brandonia... Wednesdays henceforth shall be devoted to the subject of writing. I teach writing, so I have a lot to say on the subject, and these posts will be a potpourri of topics regarding the whole writing process. My plan is that sometimes these posts will be video … Continue reading Writers’ Wednesday: How To Write an Opening Paragraph
Hey y'all! The editors over at Space.porn have decided to let me do "B" space movie reviews every once in a while. This week I reviewed the 1954 classic Killers From Space. Now, that content belongs to the folks over at space.porn so I won't post it on Brandonia, but I will give you a … Continue reading My Review of “Killers From Space” on Space.Porn
I "co-authored" a book with someone called "HowExpert" that's full of tips and tricks that I've learned over twenty-something years of doing rock shows on the road. It's available in both paperback and e-book from multiple booksellers. I don't have any royalty rights to this so sales won't help me financially, but they will help … Continue reading My Touring Guitarist’s Handbook
Hey Y'all, Just wanted to make a quick post to let you all know that I've started writing weekly posts for another WordPress site, space.porn (no, it's not an actual porn site - just a great spot for all things space nerds would be interested in, from news to entertainment to gaming), and I'd love … Continue reading Freelance News
Fiction. (Based on the Reedsy prompt, “Write a story about someone who works in a wax museum.”) The tin sign off the dusty strip of desert highway was faded and rusty. It hung from a large pole via a couple of metal rings and swung in the lethargic, arid breeze. “Moby’s House of Curiosities,” … Continue reading The Curious Life of Harold Cobbler