Writing (and the Deer Stand)

Writing (and the Deer Stand)

Last weekend was deer opener in Minnesota. As I sat in the stand, I thought back to a November morning several years ago, when I found myself sitting in a deer stand near the crack of dawn in the north woods. The season was colder than usual, and before the sun rose,...
ValleyCon 2017

ValleyCon 2017

This past weekend, I attended ValleyCon in Fargo, ND. ValleyCon began in March 1977, and has been a staple in the Fargo-Moorhead community ever since. This served as a fitting close to my 2017 convention season, which for me began in February when I attended...
How Did Warrior of Light Begin?

How Did Warrior of Light Begin?

A lot of folks have asked me how Warrior of Light began. Some already know this story, but others may not. Well, like many other writers, I was a reader first. I’ve been reading stories for as long as I can remember, and eventually I decided to try writing one. As an...
Book Review: Bleak House

Book Review: Bleak House

I recently finished reading Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. The novel tells the story of Esther Summerson, a young lady peripherally involved in a court case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, that has lasted for years. While Esther is not a principal in the case, two of her...
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...

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