THE DEEP LINK is now FREE on Amazon for a very short time! + More good news!

Hey guys, My sci-fi novel THE DEEP LINK is available for FREE on all Amazon stores, from September 1st through 3rd! Grab your copy now & spread the word, and win my undying gratitude in form of rainbow-colored cookies raining from the sky! Not really. That would be horrible. Battered to death by cookies is no way to go …

How To Create An Alien Species In 3 Stages

It's Alien August over at SciFiIdeas.com — which means a whole month of extraterrestrial goodness invading their website, and dozens of science-fiction writers filing in their creature profiles to win the grand Alien August Competition. And — squee! — an autographed copy of my novel The Deep Link is part of their Prize Package! Isn't that awesome? Of course now is the perfect time to write a post …

THE EGGSHELL HERO – How to build a story upon a dramatic character arc

All good stories must have a plot -- a sequence of events that is logical, inevitable, and relentlessly propells the story (and reader) forward. Mostly, the plot is external action. But sometimes—and literary writers will nod vigurously here—the plot is internal, and barely accompanied by grand outward action. Instead, it's made of incremental revelations, decisions, and reflections, all …