Book Two Update

Book Two Update

At the beginning of August, I finished the first draft of the sequel to Warrior of Light. The manuscript comes in at 211,279 words, making it 15% longer than Warrior in its current state (the final word count for Warrior of Light was 182,659 words). That said, the...
Can a Story Matter?

Can a Story Matter?

Everyone has their own reasons for writing. Some write to express themselves, others to make a living, and others simply because they love love it. So why do I write? To be fair, nobody has one single reason for doing anything they do, but I can certainly talk about...
The Rise of Fantasy Literature

The Rise of Fantasy Literature

I remember when the science fiction and fantasy section of a bookstore formed two or three shelves at most, often in a back corner and unattended by the average passerby. Today, however, it’s one of the largest sections in the entire store. What brought about this...
Never a Better Time to be a Writer

Never a Better Time to be a Writer

I recently spoke with a friend who was interested in publishing a book, and at the end of the conversation found myself saying something I’d never have anticipated ten years ago: “Just focus on writing—publishing is the easy part.” Until recently, I’d have said the...
What is Malichon Manor?

What is Malichon Manor?

Earlier this week, I posted the cover art for my short story “Malichon Manor” on my Facebook page. It’s a classic haunted house story, and I’m targeting an October 1 release to coincide with Halloween season. I’ve already had a few folks ask me what the word...
Write Long, Run Far

Write Long, Run Far

Last weekend, I ran a 10k in Fargo, ND. The race is part of Fargo’s annual marathon week, which in addition to a full marathon also includes a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, and marathon relay. My brother Bob—who has participated in everything from marathons to...

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