Imagination has no limits; physics does. In my novel, Jaden Baker, the title character can move things with his mind. Before I wrote the story from start to finish, I studied this ability, its strengths,…
Browsing Category Fiction
It’s actually a real book
Why do I say that? Assumptions. When I said I’d published a book, I got a few variations of the same reaction. Everyone offered congratulations, but a fraction bought one of my books. Maybe it…
Where Jaden came from: the conception of a story
Most stories originate from a “what if” model, as in “What if humans harvested dinosaur DNA…?” Jaden was no different, except Jaden’s “what ifs” were born of irritation boredom.
Writing from Experience?
A tough one to answer. If you’ve read the book and you know me first hand, it’s obvious I’ve experienced virtually nothing in my novel–a good thing. So to say one should “write from experience” is kind of…
The Error Game
Today I got a message from a Jaden Baker reader, informing me of two errors in my book (he’d read at least 31 chapters). Neither fluke was terribly egregious, but it was still annoying, considering…
Getting out of their way: letting characters thrive
Allowing fictional characters to become real means the writer needs to get the hell out of the way.
Dear Spider in my bathroom
My letter to the spider in my bathroom above my head as I showered.