April Update #Iamdying

Greetings from crazy writer land, I am on the last 10-15k words of KINGDOM and I am super fried but trying to end strong. It has come together in a weird and wonderful way that I didn't plan for but somehow works better. This always seems to happen, my writing structural plan more or less …

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Bad writing day and advice- via Chuck Wendig

There are days when being a writer makes you feel like you are a Creator God, Designer of Worlds, Breaker and Maker of Destinies. But some characters, like man, are prone to do, they turn around and say, "Fuck you Creator God, I'm gonna do what I want!" and they destroy that perfectly structured PLAN …

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March Update

I'm running a bit late this month with the update but I am here! Finally! Last month was HUGE both professionally and personally. I spent time as no #1 in respective Amazon categories for both Wylt and Cry of the Firebird which has brought many more readers into the Firebird Fairy tales world - Welcome! As always, I'm …

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An Update and Sexy Second Editions

It's been a while guys...I know. I always feel a bit guilty about leaving it so long between drinks but when you're working, doing uni, writing books and publishing, shit is bound to get a bit hectic. Right. I've been underground finishing off a great Ancient History unit on the Later Roman Empire, getting inspired …

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We humans are the stories we tell ourselves -The Narrative Ape

Source: The Narrative Ape A great blog today via Curtis Craddock for Tor/Forge Blog! Written by Curtis Craddock I am. It’s the shortest story in the English language. It’s really the root of all stories and, by extension, the act of being human. Biologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists like to argue about what makes humans people. How …

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Friday essay: the legend of Ishtar, first goddess of love and war

Ishtar (on right) comes to Sargon, who would later become one of the great kings of Mesopotamia. Edwin J. Prittie, The story of the greatest nations, 1913Louise Pryke, Macquarie University As singer Pat Benatar once noted, love is a battlefield. Such use of military words to express intimate, affectionate emotions is likely related to love’s …

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