When Bad Boys Make A Wrong Turn

As long as stories have been told there has always been the hero, the villain, the love interest and the wild card that is the bad boy. From the epic of Hector, the tale of the Huntsman, the alluring danger of Eric Northman—bad boys have endured. Bad boys do not fit a standard mold, bewitching…

Outline The Shit Out Of This: Part III

My favorite line in “The Martian” trailer, uttered by Matt Damon, is “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 17, 2015 Hello and welcome back to my Do The Shit Out Of This Series. You know, I’m going to be majorly bummed when The Martian…

Time Manage The Shit Out Of This: Part II

My favorite line in “The Martian” trailer, uttered by Matt Damon, is “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 17, 2015 Hello Internet! And welcome back to The Martian inspired “Do The Shit Out Of This Series.” Here in this series, I’m going to share…

Prioritize The Shit Out Of This: A Series

My favorite line in “The Martian” trailer, uttered by Matt Damon, is “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 17, 2015 “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” has been on loop in my head since I first saw the Martian…

Adaptive Editing And Why It Works

I am a hardcore believer in a writer can write anytime, anywhere, on anything. When you want to make words, you find a way to make them. From the morning commute, to the fifteen minute breaks at call centers, to the generous lunch hour, to the twenty minutes before bed, and beyond. You can write on…

As The Dust Clears, Back To Writing!

Pawn Takes Rook Writing Status Report: The good thing of my holiday break I have to report is I totally got Pawn Takes Rook #2 done. I gave myself a week to get it done and actually got done a day early. Which is good because I’ve been feeling a little sluggish as of late…

The Permission To Walk Away

Humans, at our very core, are constantly seeking permission. Either in a loved one—like wanting a parent’s approval. Or in a best friend—wanting acceptance into a group. And as writers, seeking permission is critical. As writers, we want our books to be accepted by publishers. We want that validation. Even in that we want to…