Your daughter is crying out from the other room. It’s 2 A.M. You run to soothe her. Then, pain. Your heart is bouncing around in your chest. Your body is … Continue reading My Anxiety Story
This interesting piece from Adrienne Mayor draws comparisons between the mythological Amazons and the ancient kingdom of Scythia. It’s always fascinating to me how mythology, history, and archaeology intersect to … Continue reading Did the Amazons Really Exist?
Narratives and the characters that drive them are icebergs. What I mean is this: the things that happen on the surface are driven by what is far beneath the mirky, … Continue reading How to Write REAL Characters and Stories
How do you make a nonlinear story have resonance and meaningful impact, especially when the audience can do whatever they want. Yes, let’s talk about video games. Specifically, Ghost Recon Wildlands. … Continue reading The Narrative Problem with Ghost Recon Wildlands
I am not an expert. I don’t have a bundle of best sellers under my belt. I’m not going to tell you that I have all the answers. But I … Continue reading Writers: Write Like a Filmmaker
“What are you doing?” the girl asked with the conviction of a disappointed parent. Alan pulled his hand back from the bubbling air, his arm causing a wave to erupt … Continue reading The Hunted – Chapter 2
So we filled our cups to the brim with hatred. And we cast ignorance upon you if you didn’t agree. And with any misstep we wouldn’t bury you, but you … Continue reading Our World Now
The dog was a mutt, with no clear ancestry to speak of. He was smiling in the dumb way all dogs do: mouth agape, tongue slung back and forth and … Continue reading Your pain