Writing Excerpts

Disconnect Excerpt 2

Just to give a little context to this excerpt, Adam and Mike are attending an end-of-finals party in Virtual Reality (or Virtual Conferencing, as I refer to it) for an exclusive club called the Elitists. This picks up right after they arrive at HotSpot, a popular social networking "site" on the Mainframe. --ACE Mike plopped… Continue reading Disconnect Excerpt 2

On Writing

Revision: Its Bark is Worse Than Its Bite

Revision is a scary word, a scary idea, hard to start and overwhelming. Over the course of the past two weeks, revision is all I have been doing and I am here to tell you that "revising is a process more dreaded than dreadful" (Burroway 341). I have always been afraid of the "R" word. No… Continue reading Revision: Its Bark is Worse Than Its Bite

Recos for Writers

Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway

Here is a book that is absolutely essential to any writer's library: Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway. I don't think I have ever enjoyed reading a textbook more in my life! This amazing book is a wonderful guide on how to deal with elements of craft such as characterization (and all types of characterization therein),… Continue reading Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway

Writing Excerpts

Disconnect Excerpt 1

Name: Adam Johnson Age: 17 Height: 5’ 8” Current location: UNKNOWN Last Status Update: 3 Months ago   Rex tapped his teeth with a holo pen. This whole thing was a mess. Several power stations shut down, throwing half the population into panic. Entire communities locked down to prevent panic from spreading— A small beep… Continue reading Disconnect Excerpt 1

Snapshot Fiction

“Heart of Courage”

Play clip while reading excerpt. Brock stood overlooking the mountain pass. His armies were in place. There was no turning back, and if they were going to survive this invasion, they needed to be strong. He stepped away from the cliff’s edge as his command officer approached him, beaten helmet under the crook of his… Continue reading “Heart of Courage”