Sorry, but, your book sucks …

TRIGGER WARNING: This article may piss you off, raise your anxiety level, or throw you into a depressive spiral. It might also make you a better writer, so there’s that. You’ve been warned!  I don’t want to come across like a jerk or anything, because I know how badly it hurts, getting a bad review…. Continue Reading →

2016 is Over (Finally) Year in Review

As of this writing, most of humanity is still alive. But there’s still time. So far, we’ve lost Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds (her mother), George Michael, Watership Down author Richard Adams, and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s dad. Proving we are all living in a computer simulation, or as I prefer to think of it, in some author’s… Continue Reading →

The Lightning Thief

So, I’ve been having this problem with fiction lately. The last eight books I’ve read have been about philosophy, religion and physics. It’s gotten to the point that my wife told me last night I should have been a physicist (really, I’d be clueless). But whenever I pick up a novel, I can’t get into the… Continue Reading →

Publish or Die Trying

Everything seems impossible until you do it.   When I was a kid, I often dreamed of going to the post office with a large stack of printed pages to drop in the mail, to await a response from a publisher. If rejected, I would do it again, and again, until someone out there finally recognized my… Continue Reading →

Fiction by Nick Alimonos

A lot of people can say they were creative at a very young age. What kid doesn’t enjoy drawing and coloring or writing the occasional story? This doesn’t mean we all grow up to become Picasso. But for me, writing has always been serious business. I had my future planned as a novelist in kindergarten…. Continue Reading →

The Secret Life of Nick Alimonos

Sometimes I think my life is like that of a poorly developed character. It’s as if God couldn’t quite decide what he was going to write about and just started making stuff up as he went along. I mean, in all seriousness, I’m the son of a Greek immigrant and a pizza restaurateur. I was… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Xandr!

So, the other day, one of my fans sent me a message, “Happy Anniversary!” I was confused, until he told me that, on June 28th, 1999, I posted the very first Aenya related story. On that day, Xandr was born (OK, this post is a bit late). It comes as a bit of a shock to… Continue Reading →

Fifty Shades of Grayskull

This is a story of He-Man, sex, and the early days of Internet fan-fiction, and how I became the most hated person in the Masters of the Universe community, but I am getting ahead of myself here. This all takes place during my college days, from 1996 to 1999, a magical time for me. Never… Continue Reading →

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