An Epic-Level Yarn

Posted Posted in On Life

This is glorious. I need to find a way to incorporate, “by the divine grace of the infant Christ,” into a book. Got my days wrong and ended up alone in a room with my boss and the President of Ireland while I was on ketamine. — The Every Single Mention Reader (@shockproofbeats) May […]

Delilah: Part Four

Posted Posted in Delilah, Future Forfeit, On Writing

If you haven’t seen Delilah yet, start at the beginning. Delilah crushed that line of thinking, tossing it out of her mind and over the bridge of thought to drown like an unwanted sack of puppies in the dark of her subconscious. Her brother Oliver — her Ollie — was one of these … cripples. The thought wouldn’t go away, […]

Tyche’s Demons is Out!

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Much excite! The leader of the fallen Republic returns. Destruction sweeps across Earth. Grace Gushiken and Nathan Chevell rule the Empire. While they petition seditionist worlds for aid in a war humanity struggles to win, Grace’s father arrives. Kazuo Gushiken brings the might of the insect-like Ezeroc to crush humanity’s home. Kazuo travels with a […]

Changing Everything

Posted Posted in On Life

There’s a school of wisdom that says you shouldn’t change more than one thing at once. Why? If you do and something gets destroyed, you can’t be sure which change caused the failure. Since I’m more into positivity than dire gloom, I rephrase this as, If something turns amazing, you’re not quite sure which thing brought […]

Canadians Doing It Right

Posted Posted in On Writing

I watched a two-part documentary about a video game recently. While how I choose to spend my time should be free of your judgment, a thing worth calling out is the repeated themes from the company involved. Digital Extremes are based in Canada. Throughout the videos where they talk about company hard times, the repeated […]

The Power of Names

Posted Posted in On Writing, Tyche Origins, Tyche's Angels, Tyche's Chosen, Tyche's Crown, Tyche's Deceit, Tyche's Demons, Tyche's First, Tyche's Flight, Tyche's Fury, Tyche's Ghosts, Tyche's Grace, Tyche's Hope, Tyche's Journey, Tyche's Progeny

Ever since I read Le Guin’s amazing A Wizard of Earthsea, I’ve been captivated by the idea of names having a kind of power. (Side note: if you haven’t read the Earthsea books, you’re missing out. I don’t use ‘amazing’ lightly; this is a series I re-read often. The writing is brilliant, the characters captivating, […]