fiction

Watching Thunderstorms Is Better Than Watching TV.

I don’t turn on the TV during Summer. My eyes devour its storms instead. I prefer to sit on my porch, turn the lights off, and watch the thunderheads grow above the horizon. Each season, they form in the west and then crawl eastwards. They growl and rumble while harassing the land with threats of …

Watching Thunderstorms Is Better Than Watching TV. Read More »

Dammit! It’s Out! New Novel Ready For Reading!

I’m happy to inform readers that the new dark fiction novel I’ve spoken about so much is finally on the bookshelf. It’s done and published. Thank you for coming! Read on for more details on how you can get a free copy of my novel SEETHINGS. Independent publishing is a long process – a challenging …

Dammit! It’s Out! New Novel Ready For Reading! Read More »

Great Heroes Require High-Quality Villains. They’re Compulsory, So the Hero Can Rise and Win Big.

Fiction does heroes a great big favour. Without a certain kind of evil present in a story, heroes can’t develop into what they are meant to become. Thank God for the darker elements of humanity and the baddest of bad boys (or girls) to show our heroes (and readers) the way into the light. What …

Great Heroes Require High-Quality Villains. They’re Compulsory, So the Hero Can Rise and Win Big. Read More »

Rabbit-hole-fall

Writers Must Fall Into Their Rabbit Holes. Completely. Utterly.

Authors know what I’m talking about. Experimenting with stories exposes rabbit holes. One character finds utopia while another goes to hell. Both are places few authors have visited so both will require authors to take a leap into worlds they know little about. Think of the sighted author who wants to write a strong, blind …

Writers Must Fall Into Their Rabbit Holes. Completely. Utterly. Read More »

A New Black In Erotic Fiction

Vanilla eroticism is known for its predictable plots. Romantics call them happy-ever-afters. Someone’s manly chest meets someone else’s perfect skin and only the names change from story to story. The outcomes are expected. Clichés are guaranteed. Couples find their right type of Utopia by The End. Nice. While some readers love the comfort of inevitability, …

A New Black In Erotic Fiction Read More »

The Bracelet. A Charm For Each Murder Committed By A Devoted Husband.

Intimacy is what it’s all about. Intimate lovers, intimate starvation, intimate murder — and when I required a symbol of closeness for each of the victims, I found the best one of all: A bracelet full of charms that represent each kill and then gave it to his wife. She is oblivious to their meaning …

The Bracelet. A Charm For Each Murder Committed By A Devoted Husband. Read More »

Stories About Photographers: Is The ‘War Correspondent’ The Only Option?

Apply the word ‘photographer’ to any work of new fiction and many listeners conclude that the story will be about war. If you’re over sixty years of age, you’ll have more than a ninety per cent chance of thinking war correspondent. I know. My first few readers assumed this and were surprised (or disappointed) to …

Stories About Photographers: Is The ‘War Correspondent’ The Only Option? Read More »

%d bloggers like this: