You Can't Go Home Again...At least Not Entirely.

This post might come off a little on the depressing side. But that’s not what I intend. It’s just that this weekend, I found myself back in a place where I haven’t been in over a decade, and I realized something: Life only moves in one direction.

Thought of the Week -- 7/14

So.

I’ve realized I have a bit of a problem. That problem lies in carving out a regular time each week to post something up on this blog.

Part of the difficulty comes from the fact that I actually don’t think in blog posts. I’ve read postings on other blogs that just have this undeniably eloquent quality about them, as if their author literally just thinks in well-iterated blog posts, bold headings and html code editing included.

Conflict & Why It Matters

 

Fair warning: this may come off as more of a patriotic-leaning posting than I’m known for. But that’s not what it’s meant to be, so don’t let it scare you off. The thrust here is to spend like 600 words or whatever on the topic of conflict, why it motivates us so much, and why it makes for great storytelling.

In Defense of Genre Fiction

 

“It’s so good, I’d almost be willing to call it ‘literature’.”

 

If you’re like me, and reading online customer reviews of your favorite books is part of your daily routine, then you’ve more than likely heard a variation of this sentiment. And I don’t know if it bugs you like it bugs me, but I have a bone to pick with statements like that.

Perspective, Perspective, Perspective.

 

"Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view."

 

Well spoken, Mr. Kenobi. I had a similar thought on my drive home today.

 

Fighting The War On Christmas...And Other Holiday, er, Christmas Traditions

 

So here it is, boys and girls. The day we’ve all been waiting for. The glorious morning filled with joy and happiness that signals the beginning of the final week of 2012.

 

Oh yeah, it’s also Christmas. And there’s a certain reason I’m filled with joy and happiness that this day is finally here.

Telling A Story...Without Telling The Whole Story

So let me tell you about a book I read once. And yes, this does have a point.

When It Feels Like Work

So, yeah. I know. It's been a while. But I can explain.

 

Actually, I can't really. It's just all been feeling a lot like work these past few weeks.

Why I'm Thrilled That 'A Dance With Dragons' Lost The Hugo Award Last Night

For those of you who don't know, something important happened last night. And no, it wasn't the latest episode of America's Got Talent, or Chipper Jones' walk-off homer against the Phillies, or the midseason finale of Breaking Bad. This was like, really important.

 

That's right. It was the 2012 Hugo Awards, perhaps the most prestigious award to be won in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. And now you all are tearing out your hair that you missed it.

 

 

So...What Is This Book About?

So I figured that while I'm waiting until I have time to post some new content, I'd at least give you all a tease of the plot of What Lies In Darkness. Fair warning though: when you read this, you will immediately want to read the whole book.

 

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