Aspiring Author Versus Author

Aspiring Author Versus Author

Many of us have heard the term ‘Aspiring Author’. What does that actually mean? The definition of aspire to to have a strong ambition or desire. By using that definition, we can extrapolate that aspiring means you have a strong ambition or desire to accomplish something. In the real world, an aspiring author is someone … Continue reading

Chapter length and the economy of words

Chapter length and the economy of words

Over the past few years, I’ve heard more and more readers discuss chapter length. Most of the discussions have centered around how long a chapter is, the length, versus what actually happens in that chapter. There are some authors that have the market on the economy of words meaning that either the chapter is short … Continue reading

Write what you know

Write what you know

  What does the title of this topic mean? To be a good author you need to be able to immerse the reader into the world you’ve created. That means you need to know all there is to know about that world. If its a fictional world like Narnia, you need to be able to … Continue reading

Reviews, Good, Bad, Indifferent

Reviews, Good, Bad, Indifferent

As an author, you can expect to receive any number of reviews. Presumably, you’re shooting for good reviews. But, there will always be bad reviews and the ever present, indifferent reviews. We all know what a good review is. Those reviews are the ones where the reader is so enthralled and excited about what they … Continue reading

What is Up From the Depths?

What is Up From the Depths?

The series, Up From the Depths,  is very loosely based  on the genre that George Romero showed the world with the classic Night of the Living Dead.  In all of Romero’s films such as Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead and Land of the Dead, the basic premise was a global pandemic that … Continue reading

Up From the Depths: The Novel

Up From the Depths: The Novel

This blog started out as a place to post and discuss my novel, Up From the Depths. As you can see, the site has morphed into pretty much a catch-all of everything. As the previous posts were about Product Reviews, this post is dedicated strictly to my novel. Some of you know that my original … Continue reading

The 500 club

The 500 club

Guest Post: The 500 Club   Here’s some great info from a writer friend of mine. This is not a club like the old televangelist’s club that was or still is on television known as the ‘700 Club’. This is an excellent method to improve your writing ability and have fun while doing it.   … Continue reading

London Bridge 10 Pocket Ruck Review

London Bridge 10 Pocket Ruck Review

Product Review, London Bridge 10 Pocket Ruck (LBT-1749B) with LBT-2168 ALCE Frame and LBT-2168E Suspension System kit. London Bridge, a company that some of us have never heard about, is the manufacturer of high quality, military grade, deployment bags, carry-alls, and packs (rucks). Recently, I upgraded an older pack that had been around for a … Continue reading