While in the midst of a project, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the mindset that something isn’t complete until it is “perfect”. You continue to pound away at it with the goal of it matching the ethereal vision that exists in your head. This tactic can be infuriating and is practically
His soft voice, she remembered that he had whispered “I will return.” But that seemed so long ago. While the two moons, Tau and Zeta, moved ever closer in a dark sky, she waited and watched each night, and she felt even further distanced. There had been no message. -M. Duda
Inspiration is the Byproduct of Failure Being a creative person involves failing a lot. Learning how to overcome the frustration that accompanies that failure is a large part of progressing as an artist and advancing your craft.
I talk about the attributes of imagination and the entry points of a creative work.
The Branches of Time is a fantasy rippling in a storming sexual undertow. Magical mayhem and physical conflict crash down on the main characters from the very start of the book. The plot ebbs and flows quickly. So be prepared.
Sherlock Holmes: need I say more?
I’ve managed to fumble and bumble my way through a podcast production; at least, it’s audible. I discuss storytelling and explain why a book is just as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago–it’s a human thing. Hope you enjoy!
HBO produced a terribly enjoyable horror anthology Tales from the Crypt. You’ll be treated to entertaining performances by Patricia Arquette, Dan Aykroyd, Demi Moore, Jeffrey Tambor, and other recognized actors and actresses who, you might say, bring the show to life.
A spotlight never shines on my team’s efforts. They work diligently behind the scenes. Their support make the books possible.
I had shoveled a few weeks ago. Snow is falling. It’s sort of beautiful, it blankets a city, it hides what we may not like. It’s early Spring. The snow has a price: I’ll shovel. I want to write.