The Switch: Pantsing to Outlining

If you had asked me six months ago if I were a pantser or an outliner, my answer would have been an emphatic pantser. Now, however, I am starting to change my tune. Outlining always seemed like it killed the creative process, forcing stories and characters to go where I wanted them to go rather than where they […]

Memorial Day Thoughts

This weekend we are celebrating Memorial Day in the United States. This holiday is designed to remember those members of the armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice in combat. For me, this is a good time to study past events and remember those who are slipping through the cracks of time, as well as […]

One Year Since Publication

Can you believe it’s been one year since the release of Worlds with Ruby? I certainly can’t. Where does the time go? It feels like just yesterday I was fighting with myself to actually get a story I was satisfied with, or arguing with Word to format things how I wanted, or working out the details […]

March 24, 2014

“There are moments that you’ll remember for the rest of your life and then there are moments that you think you’ll remember for the rest of your life, and it’s not often they turn out to be the same moments.” Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races It was the final semester of my senior year of college, I was […]