NaNoWrMo 2017: The League Book One, The Secret Years

This year I’m going to participate in National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWrMo. The Novel I have had a fantasy in my head for a very long time. In this fantasy, I received a box with Clarkian-magic* stones in it that had the ability to do at least 3 really cool things: generate gravity, change…

Personal Insight on Decision and Action

Looking for next steps is my indication I’m changing direction. I firmly believe in taking action when you decide something. I really believe you haven’t actually “decided” until you start taking action. There is this phenomena in my head where I say, “I’ve decided but not really”. This means internally I’ve decided but I’m not…

Captivate By Vanessa Van Edwards Review

Any chapter in this book is worth 10x the cost of the book. Like Vanessa I too had an epiphany at one point in my life when I realized social interaction could be learned. I wasn’t some how limited by my genetics or upbringing to forever not know what to say. Once I learned this…

World Building – Start With A Map

Every story starts with characters in a place. Often the first thing that happens is they need to go to another place. Stuff happens in between. Very many of the first questions have to do with place. Why are the characters where they are? How hard is it going to be to get from where…

Recovering An Old Obsession – D&D

The guy who invented D&D has died. Don’t know if I would have made it through adolescence without that game. – Ron Davis, Reactuate.com, March 4, 2008. Recently I’ve rediscovered an old obsession and am returning to it. There are going to be a lot of D&D related posts on the blog, so I thought…

What Is A Creative Act?

If I’ve set a goal of creating something every day, how will I know when I succeed? We create things all the time. Is a Facebook post saying I’m back in Texas enough? A photo of the new Cisco Supercharger? No, I don’t think so. Those things are creative, but they aren’t sufficient to accomplish…

Photos of New Friends

I spent the week on the M/Y Pegasus at the San Diego Comic-con and one of my jobs was to take pictures. Specifically to take pictures of the crew/guests. Here are some portraits I did of my new friends Jesica, Devin and Amanda.

More Creating Less Consuming

My life is pretty good. Actually really good if I look at it objectively. Not just the “I’m not a starving child in Africa” objectively either. Heck I’m writing this on a freaking yacht for God’s sake. This leads me to feel a little guilty when I start thinking it needs to be better, but…