The Magic of Storytime

We all love stories. 

Whether its a movie, TV series, song, or your favorite novel, everyone has a story that they will never forget. Perhaps that is why storytelling is one of the oldest traditions in human history.

Stories entertain us. They teach us. They make us feel. Stories give us something to get excited about, something to laugh at, something to debate or simply to complain about. No matter how or why, the true magic behind a story is that it brings people together. 

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October 26, 2019

In GoT Winter is Coming understanding and effectively using your commanders can seem like a daunting task. You've got to deal with rank, quality, level and type. Not to mention the wide array of skills each commander possesses. If all this has confused you then you are...

April 1, 2018

 For this post I decided to share a bit of flash fiction I wrote recently. The inspiration came from one of the characters in the full length novel Magnetic that I'm currently writing. The little story popped out of me writing some back story. Enjoy.

Smooth and steady,...

March 23, 2018

One of the things I like to do at the end of winter is think back to everything that happen and pull out the highlights. In essence answer the question; what were my favorite movies, books and the most enjoyable video game? Keep in mind these are stories I read in the...

March 21, 2018

As a fan of the entire series I was very happy with the final installment of the demon cycle. Well paced, especially while bouncing between the various storylines. This was something I was thankful for after the Desert Spear felt a bit choppy. Past novels aside, The Co...

February 28, 2018

My wife said something interesting to me the other day. "Thor is much better than the Jedi." In her cute Ukrainian accent it was probably the funniest thing I'd heard all day. When I finished laughing I thought about that for a minute. Could Thor really compare to Luke...

September 22, 2017

Good Day.

So this week's post is a slight change of pace as I have spent most of my free timely lately finalizing my novel Home in the Hidden in the Reed's series. Most notably I have been working with an illustrator at Streetlight Graphics to get the cover re-designed....

September 15, 2017

Start Somewhere.

Don’t fret too much at first, just start where you think the story needs to start. When you first write it it will probably be somewhat underwhelming but that’s the magic of writing you can change it as much as you want.

As you get farther into writing t...

September 8, 2017

Dialogue can be tricky even for experienced writers, it is a sort of art form in itself. Here are seven basic tips from how I approach it.

Keep it simple.

Try to limit every line that is spoken to under five words.

Listen.

Pay attention to how people speak to each other. W...

September 1, 2017

Tension and suspense are not quite the same thing so I handle them in a slightly different manner. I’m sure there are many more ways to develop both but below I will explain some of my favorite ways.

Suspense

There are three methods that I like to use to create suspense....

August 25, 2017

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Anyone who has ever been a kid has had to answer this question. If they were like me it came at the most unexpected time and you blurted out the first thing that came to mind. 'I want to make video games.' But deep down you were...

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