I journaled for years... and then just stopped. Here's why I regret that decision and why journaling is so valuable to authors.
A sequel to
My Summer (with Robots)
is in the works... and it has a title, too! Here's a spoiler-free first look at
My Summer (Under the Crescent Moon)
Home renovation offered plenty of headaches, but also the opportunity to design a perfect work environment.
It's 1979 and my mom won't let me see the new horror/sci fi movie called ALIEN. Fortunately, Waldenbooks had a solution.
Regardless of how you felt about the series conclusion, it wasn't your call and it's time to move on with life.
Hooray! The internet comes to the rescue in my long search to find a children's book I loved... then forgot about.
My writing was inspired in part by a children's sci fi story... even though it took me 38 years to finish reading it.
Decades after I last played, I ventured back into the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Here's why I fell in love with RPGs.
If you're not paying attention to what your readers are saying, you're doing yourself (and them) a disservice.
Maintaining continuity throughout a book or over a series of books can be a major challenge for authors.
If you're a part-time writer, finding enough time to work on your book can be difficult. Here are some tips to help.
Between my first and second books, I learned a lot of lessons that greatly improved my writing and my confidence.
It's no secret that exercise stimulates creativity... and "purposeful walking" is a technique long used by writers.
Authors of all stripes need to be doing some self-promotion. Here are some social media pitfalls you should avoid.
Cold and starkly beautiful, New Zealand's Tongariro National Park is as close as you can get — or would want to get — to Mordor.
Here's why touring the WETA Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand, should be must-see for any
Lord of the Rings
Visit the Hobbiton movie set on the north island of New Zealand and you'll probably never want to go home again...
We all have unfinished stories. Thirty years after a day out turned into an exercise in betrayal, I finally finished one.
Every author has their own process when it comes to writing. Mine has a lot to do with not staying in one place.
"Tatooine sets" were rediscovered in the 90s, setting off an entire tourism industry. Then problems set in.
George Lucas and
virtually created movie merchandising... but how much is too much?
I went to Greece to walk where legends were born and found inspiration as a writer in a most unexpected place.
Despite what my father thought, serial storytelling in popular culture is very much alive and well... and always has been.
Are you an aspiring writer? Here are some quick, easy games you can play to help hone your craft.
From coffee shops, to libraries, to your favorite park bench, a writer's workspace can be a diverse thing.
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