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Why I’m Not Participating In NaNoWriMo

So there, I’ve said it. I’m not participating in the National Novel Writing Month this year. I just won’t. Ok, maybe it’s really not that dramatic. Here’s the scoop: in early September, I was seriously planning on participating. I had a story all lined up.

Consider Review

Consider – A Review

Every few years, a doomsday scenario or prophecy comes along touting the end of the world as we know it. Religious leaders gather their devoted to far away compounds while pseudoscience types scare the world with their convictions that this thing or that points to the

Rise of the Storm Book Review

Rise of the Storm – A Review

In the last few years, much of my non-reading entertainment has been focused on fantasy worlds in one way or another, whether it be the adventures of Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit movies or the latest season of Game of Thrones. Add to that a bit


One Year of Writing Challenges – Now What?

In September, 2015, I discovered the monthly writing challenge on Twitter. The goal seemed simple: write 500 words per day or edit for one hour per day. Since I had just started getting back into writing fiction again after a long hiatus, it seemed like

Viral Spark Review

Viral Spark – A Review

The future. Unknown, nebulous, uncertain. Movies and books portray everything from utopias and dystopias to the end of the world. In some stories the future is bleak, a cruel fight for survival à la Mad Max. Other stories take us on incredible journeys exploring space and


Intervention – A Short Story (updated)

  Note: the actual story has been added at the end of this post. A few weeks ago, I discovered another site for posting fiction, Upliterate. Although it’s still a bit rough around the edges, I figured I might as well post a few stories


Firewatch – The Review

It’s 1989. With your family life in turmoil, you’re looking for an escape, at least for a while. An opportunity to become a fire lookout for a summer in the Wyoming wilderness presents itself and before you know it, you’re looking out over the vast

Writing Code

Telling A Story With Code

Writing fiction is in many ways an outlet. It allows the thoughts and ideas that swirl around in your mind all day long. Ideas take a step closer to becoming reality. The lives of fictional figures begin as their adventures are chronicled by the millions

Vacation Days

Vacation Days – A Short Story

  Sergeant Jones dropped the memory unit from his armor onto the desk of Doc Barnaby immediately after he return from his most recent mission.      “Hey Doc, can you help me out with this thing?” Doc Barnaby, the mission analyst for all of Jones’ missions


A Lesson In Writing From A Moose

With summer fast approaching, the weather has been perfect for spending time outside, whether it be lounging in the sun or going out on a hike. Usually, doing a hike first tends to lead to a lot of sitting around afterwards while sitting down to

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