Category Archives: Geekiness

Surviving a Writer’s Conference

I recently returned from the awesome Realm Makers conference, and I’m bringing back tips for anyone attending a conference. And also pictures, because those are fun.   Let’s start with what you should bring to a conference. Writerly things to … Continue reading

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Fanfic, the Dark Side of Writing

Over the years, I’ve read fanfic and seen discussion of it. I’ll even admit to writing some. For those who don’t know, fan fiction (fanfic) is when a fan of a story writes another story set in the same universe. … Continue reading

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The Antihero

In recent years, the antihero has risen in popularity. For those who don’t know, the definition of an antihero is “a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.” I think what makes an antihero … Continue reading

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Recommendations of 2016

Here are some good things I discovered in 2016. Books Mistborn Series By Brandon Sanderson This is a great series. The first trilogy subverts many fantasy tropes by starting a thousand years after the evil ruler took over the kingdom. The … Continue reading

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Elect a Character

It’s time for the election, so, who will you choose if you could elect a fictional character? Here are a few of my picks. Princess Leia (Star Wars) She’s courageous and not afraid to take action. Standing up to Congress will … Continue reading

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My Favorite Visual Storytellers

I’m a big fan of stories in any form, so today, I’m featuring some of my favorite visual storytellers. A quick note to keep in mind about many webcomics is that the art improves drastically as the comics progress. This is … Continue reading

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Star Wars vs. Star Trek

I’m joining the debate that’s probably been going on since long before my birth. If the Star Wars and Star Trek universes went to war, who would win? Keep in mind, if both universes were being ruled by decent people, … Continue reading

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Realm Makers 2016

Instead of going to the Florida Christian Writers’ Conference like I had for the last three years, I went to Realm Makers, which is geared to Christian writers of speculative fiction, so these are my people. It took quite a … Continue reading

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Back from the Dead

The genre-savvy reader knows that if no-one found the body, the character is probably coming back. This has become a staple to the point a writer might have a very hard time convincing the readers that the character with the missing body … Continue reading

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The Absent Parent

I’m sure anyone who has exposure to TV shows or movies has noticed the lack of stable families in films, books, and TV series. Some might even wonder if there’s some anti-family conspiracy. As a writer, I’ve realized there are … Continue reading

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