The Music Inside and Outside Me

Music is a big inspiration for most of my stories, a lot more than people would think. In fact, for certain stories, I make a musical playlist for the story. At first it’s unintentianal. I’m just listening to music to block out the outside world and stimulate my creative juices(I have a short attention span). But as I continue to …

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Changing tides

From 50 to 8 to 4. From a planned 50 weekly serials, to a then 8 full novels. The Sinner of the Infinite series will now be released as a 4 novel book series. What was originally a weekend project while I worked on my In A Universe Without Stars series on the weekdays, the first 10 part serial release, …

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Master of all. Bought a Blackmagic pocket camera.

When I moved to Los Angeles, Ca in 2012. I had two goals. One, become a world famous director. And two, become the best damn screenwriter alive. I guess my goal was to master visual and non-visual storytelling. Before I wrote my debut novel, I had a few unproduced screenplays under my belt. Writing scripts never cost money, nor shouldn’t …

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Writing diary #1 – Brother!!

Coming up with character names is hard. Like really hard. Not every character can be named after some psuedo name based on the theme of the story. So what’s the best way to come up with names? If it’s some what grounded in reality, you could use your facebook friends names. But then you’ll notice you have 4 Samantha’s and …

What’s next?

I’ve decided to post a road map of what I’m currently or planning to write. I’m planning on writing enough to release books on a 3-4 month cycle to create a steady flow of work. All descriptions are quick mock ups. Chaos in the starless nights is 70% done! Release table 3-6 months – Chaos in the starless nights novella …

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My work station

So this is where I write, it’s a little janky but if I don’t want to bus it to the library or find an empty starbucks, this is perfect for me. I hand-write everything in that red notebook before I transfer it over to my surface. I find it’s easier to write without any distractions that I would find if …

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Cover idea for next novel

So this is a cover idea I have for my next novel, “The Chaos In Our Starless Nights.” I’m thinking of keeping up with the same style as my first book, so the hands might have some imagery in it. (Ignore my hairy legs) This book will be book 1.5 in the series In A Universe Without Stars. It’ll be …

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I have no idea what I’m doing

People think the hardest part of writing a book is the actual act of writing a book, but they’d be wrong. It’s figuring out what to do next. Do I start work immediately on my next novel, do I ravel in my very small royalty checks or do I market and spam the hell out of my friends and family …