Reflections

Respecting Leaders: Is there glory in obedience?

We’re in 2019. Knowledge and information are at our fingertips in ways never before experienced in humanity’s history. But, with this firehose of input, I think as a society we’ve learned to develop a type of guarded cynicism. There are certainly wolves out there, and we’re wary of them. I think because of the access …

Reflections

Why Storytellers Should Watch the Women’s World Cup

I hear it all the time. “I don’t do sports.” Everywhere I turn I find more artists and creatives who turn up their nose at athletics because they don’t understand them or they think it’s just not their thing. I’m not sure what causes the indignation toward sporting events. Perhaps these folks are plagued by …

Latest Reads, Reflections

A Clever Writing Technique by Theodora Goss

I’m a bit of an Anglophile. Technically, I think that I can actually claim to be a citizen of Great Britain due to some of the Queen’s citizenship laws. It’s always fascinated me to see how much of western storytelling revolves around England during the reign of Queen Victoria or King Edward. I love that …

Latest Reads, Reflections

Two Reasons to Read The Gilded Wolves

I’m a sucker for historical fantasy. I mean hey, that’s the genre I’m currently writing in. There’s something about the passing on of information and stories that shrouds reality in mystery. Plus, the collective world is much much to large to ever pass on to posterity in all its glorious variety and detail. In some …

Latest Reads, Reflections

Three Things I Wish Happened in The Golem and the Jinni

Helene Wecker’s 2013 title is a methodical, unhurried dive into a blend of novel magic systems, historical novel, and cultural commentary. Her story follows two mythical beings. The first is a golem, Chava, created in old-world Poland by a rabbi for a paying customer who wants a bespoke wife. But, when the customer tries to …

Short Stories, Writing

Co-Write with Kevin Baldwin: Little O’Malley or Fred

Marie Kondo has flipped my life upside down. She asks the impossible. Get rid of books? Madness. But, in a spirit of improvement, I found myself the other day going through my books, including old notebooks, leafing through pages to see if there was anything worth keeping. Well, I something I thought worth keeping. Ladies …

Reflections, Writing

3 Tips to Develop More Creative Ideas

It’s hard to imagine a field of business that cannot benefit from a healthy dose of lateral thinking and creativity. But, in our rush-hour, results-driven world, it’s tough to find reliable methods that lend reliability to our creative faculties. Being creative is nice and all, but can we count on it in a pinch? Maybe. …

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