A lot can happen in a short period of time. Each year, or half year in this case, surprises me as to how much I can change as a person and how much things around me can change. I won't bore you with all the ways things have changed over the past six months, but … Continue reading Mid-Year Updates
"I have lived a thousand lives and I've loved a thousand loves. I've walked on distant worlds and I've seen the end of time. Because I read." -George R. R. Martin That's what reading is all about, isn't it? Getting to go to a new world, with new people, and new … Continue reading What Makes My Writing Unique
"Matt was the last to put his fingers on the planchette. His fingers hovered above it for a moment. His body begged him not to do this, even his brain was telling him this won’t work in his favor, but it was like he was no longer in control of his body. It was like … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: An Exclusive Teaser of The Seventh Day
Who said writing was fun and easy...?
In my last blog, I talked about my drive to creating characters and plot. For my characters, I talked about my desire to create realistic, relatable characters that my readers can identify with in some way. I'd say one of the easiest (and most crucial things when creating fictional people) ways to make realistic characters … Continue reading How to get inside the mind of your characters
Last month I proposed the question to my newsletter readers: What questions do you have for me? One of my followers asked me what my main drive is when I'm creating characters and plot. The short answer is that I want to create realistic, relatable characters in a plot that's fresh and unexpected. How do … Continue reading How I Create Characters & Plots
My love of horror extends much further than writing. Since childhood, I've spent countless hours reading horror stories, watching scary shows and movies, and even listening to all things horror through podcasts. In fact, my multimedia involvement with horror extends years beyond the first time I decided to write scary stories. To help spread the … Continue reading Horror Podcasts I Can’t Help But Binge
I love writing and I love editing. That is, I love those things separately. Maybe it's just because I'm too wrapped up in my writing to find grammatical errors on the first, second, and even the nth time I go to edit, but for whatever reason, I still find endless spelling and grammatical errors. Worst … Continue reading The Pros & Cons of Grammarly
I always hoped my extraordinary amount of information about serial killers would be put to use.
Getting rejection letters was the best thing to happen to me as a writer.