I am currently roughing in some expanded/new scenes to close some minor plot and story gaps in The Cooper's Son. Here's the first draft of a fairly pivotal moment I just added this evening: It was early April when Rebekka brought their son into the world, as the snows fought to keep the last few … Continue reading The Cooper’s Son update, 17 Aug 2019
Just a quick taste of some of the additional material I'm adding to one of the projects I started here in the Shadow (since removed). “Phillip, consider this, then: if there exists or existed some primal place from which all of these legends sprang in the distant pass, has it not occurred to you that … Continue reading Update, 24 Feb 2019
I've pulled down (made PRIVATE, actually) a few of the ongoing writing exercises I've put up here because I think they have the potential to become quality short/not-so-short pieces for an anthology. Stay tuned for updates! Feels good... it really does.
*Don't ask.* This is apparently, a part of President Trump's State of the Union speech, to be given tonight in theHouse Chamber onn Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. Clearly, this is only the closing, but WOW. Obviously, this is subject to further modification/addition/deletion, but what a great tone. Have a read and decide for yourself. … Continue reading **LEAKED** Partial Draft of 2019 State of the Union speech
Still going through my archives. Here's the intro to a 5k piece I wrote for my Master's classes. It's a continuation, a lost chapter, if you will, of Saint Sir Thomas More's classic novel: Utopia. For the record, I really think I nailed the tone and style, and it got a pretty nice markup, as … Continue reading More from the archives: this time, it’s… “More”
While working on the Arthurian novel, I'm also taking a look back at some short pieces which might go well in a collection. I'll be posting very brief snippets of some of them over the coming weeks as I find out whether I really like them or not. Here's the first. From a sci-fi piece, … Continue reading Knocking the dust and rust off…
I am happy to report I am moving through the Arthurian piece pretty well (I may change the name... we'll see). It's a quick run-through for blindingly obvious "fix-its" so I can give it to a couple readers while I go back at it slower and deeper. That sounded dirty... Anyway, I am happy to … Continue reading Today (8 Jan 2019)
Well, I've decided. I'm reviewing and punching up the Arthurian novel, The Cooper's Son. Lots of room for improvement from where it currently is, but the bones are solid, and I'm excited. It's been a long time, but this is it. It's going to happen. Wish me luck.
Been away a while, and I apologize. Started NaNoWriMo yesterday. Hopefully will get farther than I did last year. I'll try to pay updates, along with some good lines/sections as I go. Life is still complicated so bear with me. See you all around, and thanks for hanging out with me.
Here's a snippet of something I was toying with about "special" individuals in the world. Let me know what you think. Neos It seemed like it happened all at once. One day, they were just there—the Neos, I mean—“Neos” as in “New People.” A guy running sixty miles an hour down Park Avenue. A lady, … Continue reading Heroes and Villains