A Place to Start

New writers.


An Announcement

I am pleased to announce that I have a new podcast. Readers who find their way to this page may know that for the past year give or take I have been working on a volunteer basis as a slush reader for Metaphorosis Magazine About a month ago I started talks with the editor about […]

Publishing Time is not like Real Time as we know it.

Submission. If you’re anything like me, that word can mean one of a few things. Today, we’re talking about the process of submitting a work of fiction for consideration to a publisher. So if you’re down for that, read on. (If you’re disappointed, send me a dm.) I’ve finished up my novella, Esperanza, and need […]

Adventure into Copywriting

For as far back as I can remember I have always wanted to write marketing copy. Ok, so it’s not the typical little boy’s dream. I didn’t know that’s what I wanted until just recently. I’m certain my mother can remember as a kid when we would take turns finding mistakes and typos in signs […]

Order of Information in Constructing Prose

Preliminary thoughts on structuring prose for maximum impact to the reader. Thesis: Prose should be invisible while in media res to aid the reader’s sense of immersion in the story.  Hypothetically prose can be delivered to a reader in such a way as to remain invisible by anticipating reader questions and supplying information to the reader […]