New Book Beginning & New Article Finished

Well, it has been a busy week on the writing front. Not only is our little film journalism magazine taking off, but earlier I was able to start work on a new book after months of planning.

ScreenHub is a website formed by myself and a few colleagues after our previous magazine unfortunately folded last October. So far we’ve actually been getting some decent traffic, already gaining around 1k views the last few days. Trying to keep our traffic on a steady pace, I’ve contributed my second article to the site.

Be sure to check out my latest article on this link.

But that’s not the only thing I’ve been working on. Since putting down my fantasy novel to give it a rest, I’ve been hard at work planning another project, this one a novel based on a script I wrote back in 2016, a horror/thriller about werewolves.

On Monday night, I sat down and started doing that familiar keyboard waltz, putting some 500 words on the page. It was a light writing regiment, but that generally is how things go when I’m trying to get back into the wordsmithing spirit. It also was hardly perfect, but it seems a month of researching and outlining the project did pay off. Some of those seeds of inspiration did blossom into some wonderful words. I’m particularly proud of this passage here in the opening paragraphs.

The werewolf stood high above Luther, dragging its tongue across rows of blood soaked teeth. In the darkened hallway the only source of light were its yellow eyes, slicing through the blackness like a pair of searing hot blowtorches.

I certainly like the language there, though it will no doubt be subject to improvement in later drafts. I aim to do another 500 words tonight, then 1000 the night after, and hopefully I’ll be fulfilling my daily goal of 2k words in no time.

Thanks for reading and I’ll be back with you all very soon.


Back To Film Journalism

For most of 2017, I was working my first paid writing gig, a small job writing editorials for an online film magazine known as MoviePilot. I may not have earned much, but sharing my opinions to be read by so many people was a pleasure. In that time, my work was even noticed by actors Tom Noonan and Lance Henriksen, who shared my articles on their pages and earned me more recognition.

MoviePilot unexpectedly closed its doors in October. While it didn’t put any financial stress on me, it was still sad to see this creative venue go.

But all wasn’t lost. Many of us got together and decided to start over, so we pooled our resources and started a magazine of our own, a little place called ScreenHub. Today I am pleased to announce that our first article has been completed, this one on the much anticipated sequel to Halloween from Blumhouse. It was written by yours truly.

It feels good to be back in the saddle with a nice little corner of the internet to call our own. Who knows? Maybe this little venture will lead to something.

Give this article a read and be sure to visit our page. All the best.

via Why Blumhouse’s Halloween Could Be The Best Sequel Yet

A Serial and a Plan For the Future

My cousin, who has been a big help with my writing, is starting a science fiction serial of his own. Be sure to check it out.

Musings of a Non-sparkly Aspergian

So, I’ve been winding may way to this conclusion in any case, might as well have it done. With my book (mostly) finished and in limbo until I find an agent, I have time to write other things while revising it. That brings us to this blog, and to Bird’s Eye View.

For those of you who don’t know, Bird’s Eye View is a sci-fi serial story set on a colorfully awful alien world overrun by colorfully awful humans. It follows an aging sniper ace, Peregrine, and his partner Washi on their mission to extract a die-hard officer before her unit is overrun.  While the current group of episodes are a war story, that’s far from the only thing planned. This is not your standard meat-headed war, either. It’s based very heavily on historical accounts (extrapolated to more advanced weaponry, of course) and set in distinctly, well, alien terrain. My…

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