Movie Review: Riddick

Riddick was more like Pitch Black 2 though it did touch on what happened in The Chronicles of Riddick. It mentioned a character from Pitch Black and it went over my head, at first, since I hadn’t seen that movie in awhile. Before seeing Riddick, you should brush up on the first movie of this Read more…

Insidious: Chapter 2 Clip

Another Insidious: Chapter 2 clip was released today. Despite the whole curse of the sequel thing, this one looks like it might be as scary as the first one. I’m so excited for this movie. Insidious, the first one, had actually scared me. It was so creepy. Hopefully, the second one Read more…

The Appeal of Apocalyptic Stories

Reading Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey got me thinking about the growing popularity of apocalyptic stories. Think of all the summer movies. How many of them are either apocalyptic or post apocalyptic? The whole zombies taking over the world has become so popular there are even zombie apocalypse survival guides. Read more…

The Story Behind

It’s nice to back away from the novel for a bit and write something silly and pointless…well not pointless, everything we write has a purpose even if we don’t see it. Writing a dark fantasy novel can sometimes feel like a chore, at least for me. World building can be Read more…

Fantasy and Photoshop

I’ve been having like a nerd- week. It’s awesome. In the post, “Writing is About Giving Your Blood” (TAP!), I said I attended a publishing conference in Orlando. There, I won a year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite. I was like okay- I’d never won anything. This is cool. I Read more…

The Anti-Hero

I don’t like Superman. He’s just so…good. Annoyingly so. I’m more of a Batman fan. He’s far more entertaining and far less self-righteous. In a book I read, the female protagonist’s life was being threatened by a group of psychopaths. A male saved her by killing them. She called her savior Read more…