Invisible — by My Fractured Musings

Invisible — by My Fractured Musings

Cigarette smoke fills my nose and I see my father slam my mother by her neck onto the cracked polyurethane coated, wood kitchen table by her neck. This is the earliest memory I have; this is what keeps me up at night with cold sweats and wishful thinking. This memory...

7 Author Tips I Learned Along the Way

7 Author Tips I Learned Along the Way

A few weeks back, I posted 13 storytelling tips I have learned while writing my first novel. I don't claim to be an expert by any means--I'll save that label for when I get published and sell billions of copies--but, expert or no, I've learned some things. This post...

Writing is Easy: Just Bleed — by Ryan Williamson

Writing is Easy: Just Bleed — by Ryan Williamson

https://youtu.be/KX5TK11OLj0 Ryan Williamson is a novelist and graphic designer. His latest novel is the Supernatural Western, “The Widow’s Son.” He is currently working on his next novel. Follow Ryan on Twitter @rywilwrite and visit his website at...

Complete History of Petra Albums Ranked

Complete History of Petra Albums Ranked

If you've never listened to Christian Rock, then you're probably wondering who Petra is. Petra is to Christian Rock what RUN-DMC is to Rap. They didn't invent the genre but rose to become one of the most groundbreaking and influential bands in Christian music. Without...

Indie Beginning… — by Foxx Ballard

Indie Beginning… — by Foxx Ballard

When in doubt as to your writing prowess as an indie author (I am an indie author, and a new one at that), keep an open mind. You likely have an AWESOME story, but you want to tell it in the best way possible because you're competing with thousands of others. That...

Ghostwriting: Not as Scary as it Sounds — by A.L. Sirois

Ghostwriting: Not as Scary as it Sounds — by A.L. Sirois

A few years ago I became interested in the opportunities presented by ghostwriting. Now, that wasn’t something I had considered earlier in my writing career. For one thing, I looked at the idea with a certain amount of disdain. I felt I was too good for it. I feel a...

13 Storytelling Tips I Learned Along the Way

13 Storytelling Tips I Learned Along the Way

As a yet-to-be-published fiction author, I find I'm still learning the craft of writing. I'm not sure the learning ever stops. Maybe once I sell John Grisham quantities of books, I might feel a little more secure about my authoring capabilities. Still, not having sold...

Movie Sequels that Should be Erased from the Timeline

Movie Sequels that Should be Erased from the Timeline

If you've known me--however tangentially--for longer than 5 minutes, then you know that I'm a movie buff. I've been "collecting" movies since the first VHS copies became available for retail purchase. I remember purchasing the first box set of the X-Files on VHS. I...