Far From Home – The MCU Still has a Villain Problem

So over the weekend, I got to go see Spider Man: Far From Home.  Like Endgame, it’s another Marvel movie that’s really hard to review without spoiling anything, so here’s my thoughts before we get into this post, which is going to be about the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you want a more detailed …

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Things to Ask Your Beta Readers Part 1 – Characterization

Today is the one-year anniversary of Weird Theology, my first ever published novel! It’s been an incredible journey, watching how my first book has grown and hearing back from people that enjoyed it. The sequel, Strange Cosmology, will be published at the end of the summer so I’ve been spending a ton of time with …

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Restrictions Breed Creativity: Lessons from Game of Thrones

Well, this season of Game of Thrones has been controversial to say the last. Some people still love the show. Others are starting to be...less than happy with the direction things have taken. I’m in the latter camp. Wait, wait, don’t go for that back button. This is not the 2,000,000,000th article analyzing this season …

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Redefining Success – A brief Camp NaNoWriMo Roundup

Camp NaNo has come and gone, and the final numbers are in: 57,311. There were about 3,000 words I forgot to track near the end of the month. Overall, I should be happy with these results - 57,000 isn’t anything to sneeze at, 60,000 is an incredibly solid number. However, I’m not happy with that …

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Never, Ever, Pay Someone to Publish Your Book

There are a lot of traps and pitfalls in the self-publishing world. Poor covers. Bad editing. Publishing first drafts as final products. Most of those mistakes are made due to inexperience and are learning experiences that don’t really hurt the author that makes them. Books that fall prey to these traps generally don’t get any …

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