There’s one thing that I’m positive about after the Las Vegas massacre: It’s going to happen again. Maybe it won’t happen the same way. Maybe next time it might be a truck like in Nice, France, or a bomb, or even a knife. But I know one thing for damn sure: At some point in … Continue reading It Will Happen Again
Lucky for me, most of the folks that read Wolves end up loving it. But of course, there are always those that don’t. And one of the most common negative reactions that I get from someone who has read Wolves, is that they found it too violent, and the characters too cruel. Some have gone … Continue reading Wolves and the Proof of Human Cruelty
If you were to look up “Warrior Poet” on the internet you’d find no concrete definition. What you would find would be a bunch of sales pitches. One of the sacred tenets of my life is being whored out for $24.99, plus shipping and handling. It’s little more than an “Affliction” t-shirt now--a way for … Continue reading The Death Of The Warrior Poet (And Resurrection?)
Books. Bullets. Bourbon. Sometimes I think that’s what I should have named this blog. I’m a sucker for an alliteration, and those are three of my great loves in life. But, when it comes right down to it, there’s more to writing than books. There’s more to fighting than just bullets. And there’s more to … Continue reading How’s Your Balance?
I wrote the short story "Survive" many, many moons ago (2004, I think) for a Writer's Digest contest featuring "short-shorts," which, in this instance, meant 1500 words or less. It ended up taking fourth place and getting published in an anthology. To me, fresh out of high school, with only one other published story (and … Continue reading Before I Wrote The Remaining…
I’m often asked, “Where do you get your ideas from?” I often respond by saying, “I don’t know,” or, if they’re a person who I know pretty well and I know they can handle a dose of sarcasm, I say, “My brain.” Mostly, I give these answers because I know the person isn’t actually looking … Continue reading How To Build On Small Inspirations
“Another burning couch day.” Some of you may recognize this odd little quip. It appeared in the novella, “Trust,” part of The Remaining series. Major Abe Darabie used it to describe the hopelessness that he felt in the impossible position that he found himself in. What you probably don’t know, is that I didn’t … Continue reading You Should Be Writing