Category: Blog

Writing Outside of Your Novel

A lot of people attribute being a writer to being a novelist. However, there are many ways to be a writer. Tom Verducci, sports writer known for covering the Chicago Cubs, is a great writer. He's written a few books, all about sports, but just because they aren't novels doesn't mean he doesn't fit in ...

Spring Training 2019

Baseball is here and with Spring Training games being on almost every day, there's plenty to watch. Unfortunately, if you're like me and work nights, you can't watch much. You see highlights after the fact and don't get the full atmosphere of watching a game live. You still get to see the videos on MLB.com ...

Nearing Completion!

After months and months of writing Frigid Nights, my first draft is just a few writing sessions away from being complete! I wasn't really all that aware of this fact until I was nearing the end of a chapter I had just been writing when I realize I didn't have much more planned for the story. ...

Lennie and George

It may come as a surprise to many that despite having an English degree, I'd never read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men is a short story that commonly finds itself as one of the foundational works of any English curriculum, except mine apparently. People in other classes and in ...

Visiting Arizona 2019

For my spring vacation, I returned to Arizona State where I went to college for two years. I loved it and we're staying right near campus but we're also here to see the Chicago Cubs in their first Spring Training game of the year at Sloan Park in Mesa. Being here only three days, I'm ...

What Motivates You?

Many people get into writing for the fame and fortune of having written the next Game of Thrones or blockbuster book turned movie. I love when people get into it for these reasons because they'll never last and it makes it easier to see those who write for the love of the story rather than ...

Getting Positive Feedback

In the world of being an unknown author, praise is rare. It's rare enough to hear someone has heard you're a writer or even read your work, but to run into someone who not only reads your work but tells you they enjoy what you write and think you're a good writer is inspiring. The ...

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