New 2021 Short Story Release in Magazine Storyhack Issue #7: Eyes as Blue as Metal by Dominika Lein. On Amazon Now.
Good day! How's everyone? So, I recently remembered that MeWe was a thing, and that I have an account there. I hadn't logged in for a while... 9 months since last post... so, that should give yet another indication how I consider social media. Being back on Twitter, I am reminded as to why I … Continue reading January 2020 Chat
Good morning! ...or evening... or afternoon... you know what... just... it's morning where you are right now. I don't care what the sun says! So. Gooooood Morning! Exciting news today. We have a short story release in StoryHack Action & Adventure Magazine! It's a SciFi-esque story and yes, of course I have to put that … Continue reading NEW RELEASE: StoryHack Action & Adventure!
The year is 2020. The future has imploded into the present... Anyway, after a year away, I have rejoined Twitter. What did I discover from being away for a year? For one, my brain doesn't naturally use short snippets of thought. For another, I actually forgot Hashtags are a thing! Twitter is one of the … Continue reading New Year, New Decade. Ayy 2020!
When it comes to outlines, there are lots of ways to tackle it. You've got story structure, skeletal narratives, beat sheets, breakdowns of scenes and plots and arcs and this and that. Depending on how you do them, outlines can be a lot of work with what you choose to include in them. I don't usually … Continue reading When to Outline and Why
My environment recently got changed so I can (with great hope!) manage less interruptions while writing/editing/proofing/etc. While my computer always had a spot, I never had a space specifically for writing. I made do with whatever: the extra table, the rickety chair, the couch, etc. During a short stint in California, I never got proper … Continue reading omg, an update?
I recently worked in a local factory on a line. It was repetitive grueling physical work, and it made me appreciate writing all the more. Writing is such a special thing, a blessing of life and consciousness. The ability to communicate through symbolic designs agreed upon by a mutual understanding of people... ...not only that … Continue reading Amazing
One word at a time. Such is how a writer's quest for perfection exhausts imagination. The craft of writing is subject to overthinking. Analysis of prose can be useful, yet when it becomes the dominant priority, the heart of a story perishes. With loss of heart follows loss of passion. Excessive editing, obsession with grammar … Continue reading Perfection
I've never known normal. The life I've been granted is a strange existence. The bizarre is my ordinary. Eccentricity feeds my craft, not for sensationalism, but because it is my natural state of being. The odd and unusual is where the fantastic resides. Investigations into absurdities of life serve a purpose for the development of … Continue reading phantasmagoria
I find my soul on the road. Even when things don't go according to plan... especially then. I'm currently writing this from a luxury hotel bar. The night before was spent in a Super 8. Neither of these were planned, and both provide me with outlooks that influence my books. Whenever I take a road … Continue reading Serendipitous Fleeting Existence