“If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another.”–John Steinbeck
“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”–Edgar Allan Poe
Thelma and the Sleaze are coming for you Gunning down the highway With guitars in their eyes, like stars Bigger than life Full of that '70s swagger B-movie queens on the rise Heading to your town Gonna take it over They'll charm your women and drink your booze Yeah, these chicks do it up right Night after night on the stage Leaving nothing behind but your dreams They won't stop Even when there's nothing left to give Gonna conquer the world while you weep Bigger than life Full of that '70s swagger B-movie queens on the rise Thelma and the Sleaze are coming for you Gunning down the highway With guitars in their eyes, like stars
The conclusion to The Thing in the Ruin is now available! Will Ben B make it out alive? There’s only one way to find out.
Benjamin Banneker is trapped under thousands of tons of rubble – and he’s not alone.
Will he make it out alive?
There’s only one way to find out…
I couldn’t resist this copy of Evelina (circa 1970), which I snagged for six cents less than the original price.
Isn’t the illustration beautiful?
The second ep of the Connected Worlds Podcast is up! In it, Kev and I discuss the writing process both in general and how it relates to EoWS.
This is the first podcast we’ve recorded while living on different continents. Boy, did it come with some technical challenges! We worked through ’em, though.
Thanks for listening!
I finished my first script for Epic of World Saga yesterday. It took me a little less than two hours to write, which is not as impressive as it sounds. The completed episode should come in at around 10, maybe 12 minutes.
Although short, this episode is important for a few reasons. It marks the introduction of my lead character, Hilda, while simultaneously imparting important world-building information and setting up the next entry in the series (the latter of which is a true EoWS rarity, as we normally don’t move things along in chronological order).
Hilda has been living in my brain for nearly a year, so it is incredibly fun to finally free her from those confines and see what she can achieve in her world. I’d like to think she’s off to a fine start. You can find out for yourself when the episode airs in September.
Please indulge me while I veer a bit off-topic. As some of you may already know, in one of my “other” lives I’m involved with the audio action adventure Epic of World Saga. It’s super fun and rewarding. We’re still in early days, and are doing everything we can to make it better, bigger, and brighter. After much consideration, Kev and I decided to go down the Patreon route. I know, I know!
Here’s a little post I wrote about it, over on the EoWS blog. If you are not interested in backing us, no worries! I’ll still love you. Spreading the word on social media is also super important, so if you’d hit the share button for the platform of your choice…that would be amazing and lovely.
Thank you for your time!