Gusty Winds May Exist

Douglas Adams has been my favorite author since childhood. I celebrate the man’s entire library and I am always in the mood to revisit the eccentric worlds of Arthur Dent or Dirk Gently. I even dedicated my novel Max and the Multiverse to his memory. In fact, my...

How Many Edits Does It Take?

Ah, the age old question. How many edits does it take to get to the center of a good manuscript? As with everything else in writing, the answer is crisp, clear, and concise: it depends. I hope you enjoyed reading this useless post and I look forward to your frustrated...

Good Writing Does Not Equal Good Ideas

Kind reader, I come to you with unfortunate news. There is a fallacy of thought that has gained momentum in recent times. Those of us who recognize it face an ugly and exhausting battle. Those of us who don’t are in danger of slipping into alternate realities full of...

A Russian Reference for Transient

Oddly enough, one of the most common questions I get about my novel Transient has nothing to do with the plot or characters. On a somewhat regular basis, I receive a message asking “What does [some Russian phrase] mean?” For anyone needing a non-spoiler...