That is the final word count for Ages of Aenya, after completing a first draft back in May of 2011 at 156,584 words. As you can see, I've added almost 20,000 words, but cut just as many. A good story requires at least three thorough edits, and this coming after a complete overhaul/rewrite of The Dark Age of Enya;... Continue Reading →

It’s the Story, Stupid

I am starting to panic. My final day of editing is tomorrow. After that, I've promised myself I am going to give up trying to improve Ages of Aenya and start on something new. After all, there is only so much editing a writer can do before he goes bananas. At some point, you just have... Continue Reading →

Masochistic Grammar

One of the things that really What really drives me crazy is Grrr-ammar! For anyone passionate about the written word Writing can be a masochistic enterprise, especially if you suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, like I do. Every sentence you read on my blog has been read over dozens of times is carefully has to be meticulously edited before being posted I... Continue Reading →

Rejection Form Letter

Thank you very much for providing us with the chance to read your novel. We are sorry to say that at this time we don’t feel it is right for Amazing Fantasy Publications. Please be assured that your work received thorough and fair consideration. We looked for elves, dwarfs or dragons, but could find none... Continue Reading →

Who is God?

  I've been on a philosophy binge lately, spending hours on YouTube watching debates by noted intellectuals, scientists and philosophers, namely Sam Harris, Michael Shermer and Deepak Chopra. It is quite amazing what you can find on YouTube if you try; you rarely find such meaningful discourse on TV. But in watching these debates, I find... Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings

My copy looks nowhere near this coolIf I had a magic portal to visit any world in the fantasy genre; we can call this the "Fantastica Gate", I'd be sure to steer clear of Westeros or any of the outlying kingdoms in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire. I'm bound to get raped,... Continue Reading →

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