I’m starting to suspect I might never talk to an actual literary agent. I have, by this point, two and a half novels sitting on my computer. Everybody thinks their own work is amazing, naturally, yet I do feel pretty confident that these novels are better than many others I’ve read on the market. (Seriously, … More Best laid plans
So remember that idea I was playing around with, the YA novel about the half-angel teenagers? Still continuing to work on it. I’ve got a really pretty good draft written up, but by all indications it’s not good for the market–among other things, it’s too doggone long. And I’m starting to suspect it’ll be … More Stuff I’m continuing to work on: The Hospitaller Oath.
Haven’t been on here in a while, have I? Life has been busy. Teaching. All sorts of fun details, no time to talk about them now. So context. Remember that story snippet I posted here a while back? About the guy Iosef? So I’m still trying to get that published–haven’t had any luck thus far. … More The Nephilim Protocol, or: something I’m working on.
So I’d like it on record that I thought of the dwarf-elf romance before Peter Jackson did. I guess we’ll never know if I’d have done it better, but I find it hard to believe I would have done worse, even if mine had even less basis in Tolkien’s epic. Lord of the Rings: … More [LotR: War in the North] That Time I Tried to Tell Tolkien Tales
This is a bit from my steampunk novel about Iosif Rusval, a young boy pulled into service of the Automated Postal Department’s Enforcement Division. His supervisor is in the midst of a nail-biting investigation into mail tampering, which leads Iosif and his fellow Enforcers into all sorts of dangerous situations. It’s a fun story, but … More Deleted Scene: [Machinations] Meeting Mrs. Rusval.
This was a pretty uninspired idea. I’d played a mediocre flash game recently, called “Zombie Inglor” about a man who was bit and had about 72 hours until he became a full zombie. Not a bad concept, but the game was pretty average, and didn’t take any real advantage of the concept except as a … More Death of a Zombie
A lot of my abandoned story ideas are fanfics. I’m trying to move more into original fiction now, but I have a TON of fanfic ideas that will probably never be finished. One of my favorites is Section 11. Section 11 is a Naruto/Marvel/Ghost in the Shell crossover, though the Ghost in the Shell part … More Section 11 [Marvel/Naruto Crossover]
For some time I’ve been trying to think of a consistent role for this blog. It’s important to be consistent in any sort of writing column or subscription service–you don’t subscribe to Youtube feeds that are about video games one day and food the next (particularly if the person knows nothing about video games/food). So … More Now Appearing in this Space: Roads Not Taken.
The Escape Artists podcast “Cast of Wonders” recently published my short story “Lost in Translation.” It’s probably the longest story I’ve managed to get published yet–which isn’t saying a lot; it’s about 4000 words or so. Give it a listen if you have a spare half-hour, or else you can read through the text, which … More Story/Podcast: “Lost in Translation”
I recently picked up World War Z by Max Brooks. It’s a good read. Haven’t seen the movie, so can’t compare, but the use of disjointed narratives to paint a global picture of the zombie near-apocalypse is ingenious and used well. Max Brooks gets to cover nearly every possible reaction to the zombie apocalypse, … More Zombies vs. Martyrs