Lucian's Odyssey - Greek Mythology in Forever Hollow (Part 1)

In this two-part blog, I’m taking a look at some of the key allusions used in the book and how they connect back to the story.

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Your Thanksgiving Day Streaming TV Guide

Looking for the best Thanksgiving episodes? Here's my list of some of the best Thanksgiving TV episodes around.

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A New Legend is Born

I'm finally drafting my new fantasy series. Here's a short excerpt.

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My Writing Journey - How I Started Writing

Every journey starts somewhere. My writing journey is no different. It wasn't pretty, but took me to a great place.

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Writing Exercise - The Wit and the Pendulum

I tried my hand again at some humor. It's been tough to write, which just mean I need to keep on practicing and working on it, right?

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Writing Exercise - Consciousness Slowed

In this exercise, I had to slow down time in a short sequence of events. Our perception of time often changes depending on the event. I used an idea I've had on a take on the zombie genre to try and create a sense of anxiety that would probably occur in this situation.

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Writer's Wednesday - Countdown

This week's prompt was to write something that involves some kind of countdown. Okay, honest moment. I already had this written. It still fits though. It's a scene from Forever Hollow. The crew is stuck inside an apartment complex with several GenReps (cyborg entities) surround the area. Enjoy.

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Writer's Wednesdays - One Strong Paragraph

This week's prompt was to write one paragraph that strongly evokes a certain emotion. I was going to attempt humor, but I couldn't come up with anything, so I tried my hand at some thriller/horror.

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Writer's Wednesdays - Pictures

This week's prompt was to find a picture and create something around it. I went apocalyptic this week. Here's the picture followed by the story.

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Writing Wednesdays: Page 5

I joined a writing group, and we do new prompts every Wednesday, so those will be some new upcoming posts. This past week's prompt was using the first sentence on page 5 of the nearest book. Mine came from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which, by the way, is a wonderful book that is being adapted to film.

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Writing Exercise - Names Exercise

This is a writing exercise from the 3 a.m. Epiphany book. I took only words created out of the letters of my wife's name and came up with a short scene. It was tough, to say the least.

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The Untapped Potential of Kylo Ren

In this blog series on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I take a look at literary aspects of the film such as plot, characterization, and themes. This post takes a look at Kylo Ren, a character I think could end up one of the most formidable foes of the Star Wars galaxy.

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There's More Under That Helmet: Characterization in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

In this blog series on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I take a look at literary aspects of the film such as plot, characterization, and themes. This post takes a look at Finn, another newcomer who brings a new type of character into the Star Wars story.

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Finally, A Female Jedi Lead

In this blog series on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I take a look at literary aspects of the film such as plot, characterization, and themes. Today, I take a look at Rey and the nuance she brings to the Jedi protagonist role.

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My Thoughts on The Force Awakens: Storyline (Part 4 - Fathers and Sons)

In this blog series on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I take a look at literary aspects of the film such as plot, characterization, and themes.

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My Thoughts on The Force Awakens: Storyline (Part 3 - Massive Weaponry)

In this blog series on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I take a look at literary aspects of the film such as plot, characterization, and themes.

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My Thoughts on The Force Awakens: Storyline (Part 2 - Mythical Heroes)

In this blog series on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I take a look at literary aspects of the film such as plot, characterization, and themes.

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My Thoughts on The Force Awakens: Storyline (Part 1 - Desert Orphans)

In this blog series on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I take a look at literary aspects of the film such as plot, characterization, and themes.

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Soundtracking a Scene: How Music Impacts my Writing

One key to creating memorable scenes and stories and connecting emotionally. I like to use music to soundtrack my scenes.

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The Inspiration behind Brightwater: A Look at the Creation of Forever Hollow

Here's a little insight into how Forever Hollow came to be.

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