Clean Water and the Future of Power #Jakkattu

What we drink and how we drink it is something we take for granted in the modern age. But regardless of your beliefs about Global Warming (it’s real) or Over Population (it’s a problem), we know the human body needs water.  Without it, we will die.  We can live longer without food or protein or […]

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The Jakkattu Vector #amwriting #excerpt #scifi

The idea of the Jakkattu Vector began sitting in my doctor’s office, listening to the list of possible things that could be contributing to my chronic, but undiagnosable, illnesses and immune depression.  The list went on and working with him we peeled back layers and layers until finally the bloom of the onion was exposed […]

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On Being The Publisher ~UnCommon Origins New Release~

Yesterday launched the release of the second UnCommon Anthology under my Publishing Imprint Fighting Monkey Press. I had a story included in this collection, and while every time I release a new story, it’s exciting, the opportunity to be at the head of another UnCommon Collection is even more thrilling. My story is My Darlings, […]

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Doing Things Wrong the Right Way

My traditional education experience was somewhat schizophrenic.  I attended Smith College as a theatre student who couldn’t act (I actually had a Theatre Professor waive an acting course requirement if I promised never to get on stage again).  I also had a sociology minor but thanks to my social anxieties I avoided talking to people, […]

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Beating a Book into Submission – Outline a Book in 5 Acts

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] In a recent conversation about writing, I mentioned that when I outline a book, I use the beat plot method but that first I Macro plot.  I was met with some blank stares (on the internet it looks like this – “???”). So I thought […]

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