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Force Awakens Left Me in Mourning

WARNING: Major Force Awakens Spoilers. If you haven't seen the movie yet, bookmark this for later. I saw the first Star Wars shortly before I turned 3. I grew up playing with Star Wars action figures and toys. I wanted to be Luke Skywalker when I was a kid. It's...

Pre-order and Testimonials

I'm so excited. The Discarded Voice Press has the book set up on Amazon for pre-order. The book will go on sale Dec 20 and ship to pre-order customers first. It's been a grueling few months taking care of the multiple edits and proofreading, the typesetting and cover...

Building Up; Coping, Conquering and Connecting

I had the pleasure and honor to be a part of Tazmin Ivey's podcast, Built For More. Speaking with Tazmin turned out to be having a chat with a friend. It's amazing the kinds of people you can connect with from around the world these days. We talked about storytelling...

Climbing the Steep Side, with Manny Wolfe

A few weeks ago, I had the honor and privilege to be a part of Emmanuel Wolfe's podcast. It was a blast to have a meaningful conversation with him. We talked about the power of story and the need for people to find ways to tell their story in ways that help them grow....

Oh, the Profanity!

Yes, there is profanity in my book. No, I'm not going to remove it or release an edited version. First, let's explore why there's profanity in my book. The book is supposed to be an honest reflection of me, my personality and the things I'm wrestling with. Yes, I...

That’s Just Fiction

Looking at the stats, adult non-fiction outsells adult fiction more than 2-to-1. Why? Well, my motivation for asking is obviously self-serving, but it's also just a curiosity.  Do you read fiction? If you listen to Tim Ferriss, he says you shouldn't be reading a lot...

Back from the Editor

The Immense Center is back from the editor. Now, the huge task of integrating the editor's changes looms before me. This means that every moment of free time is dedicated to integrating these changes. It also means that I will be light on blog posts in the coming...

The Thrilling Maggie James

In my online travels, I've met some interesting and intriguing people. I want to introduce you to a fellow author, Maggie James. Maggie is a British author who lives in Bristol, UK. She writes psychological suspense novels. Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie...

A Good Web Host

Ok, so a little off-topic again, but not entirely. If you have a Web site, or you're thinking of creating a Web site, you're going to need a host. I've talked about how happy I am with DreamHost before. You can read more about it on my resources page. Today, I want to...

Time is Not an Illusion – The Immense Center Bonus

This is a portion of The Immense Center that did not make it into the final book. Not because I felt it wasn't good, but because I felt it interfered with the pacing. The characters are the narrator, Gabe, Mick, Seb, and Joe. The other characters besides the narrator...

The Importance of Design

This might be a little off-topic, but it keeps coming up. Some of you know that I live an alternate life as a designer. Many folks are unclear about the value of design. I could talk about the value of design until I was blue in the face, but how about another...

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