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Reading My Work at Waterline

Last April, I had the opportunity to read aloud at an author’s event, which got recorded! Here is me reading from Halfbreeds, Part 2, Chapter 7, “A Study in Humanity.” You can read along below if you like: Chapter Fifteen — A Study in Humanity Nappy was not caught up in the love fever that seemed to rage all through the village of Good. He had always been a calm, level-headed fellow, with a knack… Read More »Reading My Work at Waterline

My 2018 Reading List

In 2018, I read almost 50 books. Most of them I loved! I have a hard time finishing a whole book if I don’t absolutely love it. But there are a few that were less than wonderful, but that I still pushed through to the end. In the next couple weeks, I’ll be posting reviews for each of the books. This year, I’ll be trying to match, if not exceed, last years total. Update on… Read More »My 2018 Reading List

The QUEST of Genre

I have written about Romance, Internal Genre, Action/Adventure, etc, and the more I think about different types of stories, the more I am convinced that every story is attempting to solve one of 2 questions. 1 question is internal, the other is external. The QUEST is universal and exists in every story, because every story is attempting to solve 1 of 2 problems, and must do so through QUESTioning. There are 2 Basic Types of… Read More »The QUEST of Genre

Three Ways to Use Adjectives

I’ve written several ‘How To’ articles before, and I mean to keep up the trend! I’ve written about sentence structure, descriptions, etc., and now, I’m tackling adjectives! How to write concise and direct descriptions Descriptions are only as good as the words that go into them. I’ve had it pointed out to me recently that I tend to write in triplets of adjectives, which I do because I enjoy the sound of it so much:… Read More »Three Ways to Use Adjectives

Challenging Modern Conceptions about Little Women

In our latest episode, Elizabeth questions contemporary notions about the influences behind “Little Women”, including feminism and Louisa May Alcott’s father. Be Ye Warned: Listening to this podcast will reveal whether Jo and Laurie end up together, along with other mind-blowing and life-shattering spoilers. Read Little Women book review Listen to more episodes

Check out our new podcast!

Hey everyone! My brother Tim and I have been working behind the scenes all summer on an amazing project, and we’ve just launched it! Welcome to Literary Leviathans, hunting the great white whales of classic literature, a podcast about the great works of literature, what we think of them, and how they have impacted out lives! There are books that, when you read them, you are changed forever. We LOVE to read, especially the literary… Read More »Check out our new podcast!

Moby Dick Reading Journal Chapters 99-104

Since I have undertaken to manhandle this Leviathan, it behooves me to approve myself omnisciently exhaustive in the enterprise; not overlooking the minutest seminal germs of his blood, and spinning him out to the uttermost coil of his bowels. Ooooo-kay! In reading that line, I finally understand the long, rambling, un-plotted purpose for ALL THOSE LONG, loooong chapters about the anatomy of the whale! Had the subject of Moby Dick been a mutinous, blood-thirsty minnow,… Read More »Moby Dick Reading Journal Chapters 99-104

Moby Dick Reading Journal – Chapters 87-98

Well, friends, I haven’t done one of these in a while… I’ve been so busy with launching Trinian that I have neglected my other work! But I’m finally back on track again, and reading regularly. In addition to the book launch, it’s also been difficult to keep reading because the storyline is getting a bit slow right now, and most of the chapters have been about technical things regarding whales. Once in a while, something… Read More »Moby Dick Reading Journal – Chapters 87-98

Spread the Word

I’m trying to spread the word about Trinian as far and as wide as I can, across the fantasy-loving reading world! If you could take a minute of your time to share these promotional images and blurbs on your social media platforms, I would be forever grateful! I have made them as easy to share as I could! Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook [with this caption (or whichever you choose) “Check out this new,… Read More »Spread the Word

How Publishing a Novel is Like Completing the Hero's Journey

First, the Thrill At last, I have held a book I wrote in my hands! I have felt the thrill of completing, and perfecting, and publishing a book, and it is both a miracle and an agony! But then, all art is. When I published Halfbreeds three years ago, it was certainly exciting, but ultimately anti-climactic. There seemed little difference between when the book was on my computer and I could email it to someone,… Read More »How Publishing a Novel is Like Completing the Hero's Journey