The Prologue Let me share with you a perfect summer memory, made all the sweeter by the fact that it was, in fact, not perfect. It was the end of the school year, but not just the year. High school was over. My friends and I had tossed our hats into the air, and then … Continue reading Kingdom Hearts III: A Writer’s Take
I like to talk about video games as a writer because they are such an interesting storytelling form. They have their own rules and limitations. They’re also very expensive stories that depend on technology, and the choices made in creating them are often fascinating. And sometimes they can teach writers a thing or two about … Continue reading The Story Continues: FFXV Episode Ignis
One question that virtually every book lover gets asked is the inevitable, “What is your favorite book?” As if it were possible to choose only one book, in the entire universe of books, in all of the galaxies of genre, among all of the stars of narratives. And for those of us who collect books, … Continue reading Learning to Slay Dragons
This week's post features words from upcoming Irish author Dave Rudden, whose novel Knights of the Borrowed Dark will be released in August of this year. I was delighted and gratified to find his work because not only does the story sound like a really good read, it also resonates with many themes that I think are … Continue reading Why Teenage Boys are Told Not to Feel, and Why That’s So Wrong
Talking about my experiences with a new favorite video game--now with 100% more gifs.
It’s been a year of continuous thrills for the fan communities— the latest installments in the Marvel cinematic universe, “stay-tuned” trailer releases and announcements like the upcoming films in the worlds of X-Men and Harry Potter, a Christmas special for Sherlock fans. And this week’s treat, the release of the brand-new, no kidding, no spoilers … Continue reading Star Wars: The Fan Awakens?
Think of the last time that you read a book that enveloped you. Time stopped or turned to a dull roar, and even the armrest that you leaned against didn’t seem as real as the people you were reading about. Somewhere in the amazingly intricate pattern of your mind, you could see them as well … Continue reading Dealing with the Reality of Stories
I've had a few weeks now where my posts have been more of the nonfiction bent, and while that is all well and good, I do spend most of my writing time telling stories--fictional stories, that is. This week, here's a short snippet of a new story that I'm working on. I'm writing this one as … Continue reading New Things, Old Things: A Story Set in Kensington Gardens
Life offers us many simple pleasures. Some are classically considered, like the sound of rain on the roof or a well-brewed cup of tea, but others are a little more unique to the digital age, like being able to trek into the wild country of random movies. Though not every movie is worth writing home … Continue reading All a Matter of Perspective