New from Twin Trinity: Elements of Dimension is now available. This anthology contains tales and poems of speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy and reality-themed stories as well. I have one story, “Death Obeyed” and one poem, “Tale of the Suburban Dungeon” in it. Go buy it now.
Fantasy & Horror Fiction
… it’s what I write, because it’s what fills my head when I let my mind’s eye look around unrestrained. Within those two genres, there are a plethora of sub-genres, from sword & sorcery to urban fantasy to creature features set in type to psychological thrillers. Suspending reality is what my fiction is all about. Get rid of the mundane and open the door to the fantastic.
I also help run The Purple Wyrm with my good friends Melanie, human, and Louie, a dragon from Brooklyn, NYC.
Roll the Dice Fantasy Fiction
Fantasy Fiction Story Generator
Since practice makes perfect (or as near as we’ll ever get), and exercise is good for body and soul, it stands to reason that a writer must do writing exercises. These can be as simple as five minute word wars with a buddy, or complex as short-story-per-day goals.
I’ve used the dice rolling method to create writing prompts and story ideas for years. I decided it was finally time to share it with the multitudes.
Favorite Writing Quotes
There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~Ray Bradbury
I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov
The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys. ~C. Astrid Weber
It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write. ~Sinclair Lewis
The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies. ~Ray Bradbury