Flavor Fiction Friday: Overheard

April 28th, 2010 · 1:05 pm  →  News & New Releases

Overheard “Will she remember what has been done to her, Tyrian?” a deep voice asked. “As one of the Condemned, she should have no memory of her former life or her crimes, Sire.” “Should?” Serafina recognized the voice of King Rufus, but she wasn’t sure who Tyrian was. When she tried to open her mouth […]

Following the Plot All The Way Through to the End

April 27th, 2010 · 8:00 am  →  News & New Releases

Wanted to drop by and share something interesting with all of you about what I’ve been learning lately. So, in the first version of ARGENTUM, I wanted to explore the world of the Violet War and needed a story to do it. Did my first draft make an excellent novel? NO. Why? Because the story […]

New Day, New Routine

April 24th, 2010 · 2:29 pm  →  News & New Releases

After a lovely yet busy week, I was finally able to sit down this morning with my manuscript for ARGENTUM and focus on the rewrite. I hit today’s goal with no trouble whatsoever; the re-plotting I did to ensure the story had a much narrower focus is working beautifully. I feel that that need to […]

A Renewed Sense of Focus

April 24th, 2010 · 1:28 pm  →  News & New Releases

After a lovely yet busy week, I was finally able to sit down this morning with my manuscript for ARGENTUM and focus on the rewrite. I hit today’s goal with no trouble whatsoever; the re-plotting I did to ensure the story had a much narrower focus is working beautifully. I feel that that need to […]

Two Installments of Flavor Fiction Friday for VioletWar.com

April 23rd, 2010 · 11:51 am  →  News & New Releases

As promised, I’ve posted two installments for Flavor Fiction Friday. The first is an alternative to the start of the novel that dives more into Serafina’s backstory. In the author notes, you can read why I decided to cut it. The second piece is a short homework assignment that was something Serafina had remembered from […]

Flavor Fiction Friday: Homework Assignment

April 23rd, 2010 · 6:31 am  →  News & New Releases

Homework Assignment Assignment. Due Thor’s Day. Choose one of these poems and write an essay on it, discussing the mortal poet’s perspective on magic. For extra credit, include your prediction as to how that particular poet might react to the news that magic is real. THE CALENDAR Written by Theodore Wilkins All at once I […]

Flavor Fiction Friday: Alternate Chapter One

April 23rd, 2010 · 6:13 am  →  News & New Releases

Chapter One (Alternate) The pungent stench of antiseptic overpowered my senses. For a split second, I wasn’t able to figure out why that medicinal smell was so strong, until I looked down and noticed my broken body. As soon as I saw that I was covered in bandages that oozed yellow, red and green, my […]

FF XIII and the Weekend Line-Up

April 22nd, 2010 · 1:56 pm  →  News & New Releases

After engaging in sushi therapy earlier this week, finally decided to pop in Final Fantasy XIII. For those of you who know me, you know that I take great pleasure in titles from Square Enix. I wasn’t extremely happy with XII, partially because I just couldn’t get into the story. The aliens working their will […]

Sleepy Kit-Kat

April 19th, 2010 · 6:47 pm  →  News & New Releases

Took a much needed vacation and went down to a convention called C2E2 for the weekend in Chicago. I’ll do a recap of the show on FlamesRising.com hopefully by tomorrow in case you’re interested. Was able to get caught up on emails rather quickly, so looks like I’m in good shape for some of the […]

FYI: No Flavor Fiction Friday this Week

April 15th, 2010 · 6:51 am  →  News & New Releases

Hi folks, The good news is that I signed a contract to work on a new novella, handed in revisions for a short story I’ve been working on to a publisher and I’m heading down to C2E2 for a few days. The bad news is that haven’t even packed yet! (Translation: you’ll have to wait […]