From My Mouth · Writing

SHADOW TWINS: The Evolution of Cover Art

Just a brief post featuring the various iterations of SHADOW TWINS cover art. I like to think my improvement is noticeable and that my vision for what is represented in the art becomes clearer with each version. In this version I was going for a sort of duality of self approach, but I wasn't completely… Continue reading SHADOW TWINS: The Evolution of Cover Art

From My Mouth

Why I Write

The short reason: I write because I like telling stories. The long(ish) reason: Buckle up, friends--I've got some things to say. The Long(ish) Reason I've seen a number of people on social media lately spouting the "SFF should just be about stories. People shouldn't bring their personal beliefs or experiences into their work" bullshit. That's… Continue reading Why I Write

Free Fiction

CATHARSIS IN ECLIPSE: A Liosene Short Story

The elders say a person’s composure reflects their soul. If this is true, then half our kind are mad. The eclipse is nearly here. I have anticipated it for twenty years, since my first transformation, and I have more or less made peace with my destiny. The moment in between brings fear or purpose and… Continue reading CATHARSIS IN ECLIPSE: A Liosene Short Story

Writing

Writing & Revising SHADOW TWINS Part 2: The Plot & Characters

Today I'm going to be talking more about the evolution of SHADOW TWINS, specifically its plot and characters, which I touched on briefly in my previous post regarding the story's inspiration and influences PLOT I can only say so much about the plot without spoiling the story. The original idea for SHADOW TWINS was relatively… Continue reading Writing & Revising SHADOW TWINS Part 2: The Plot & Characters