Containment Collapse Afterword: Expectations Versus Reality

Containment Collapse Afterword: Expectations Versus Reality

This afterword is about the expectations I had when writing Containment Collapse, the reality that came to be, and what lies ahead. I’ve decided to post this on the anniversary of The Madness of Light’s release as the stories that went into the writing of both are similar and it feels apt to do so. Read the afterword for TMOL here.

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🗓 30 Dec 2019
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The Madness of Light: Choices and Process

The Madness of Light: Choices and Process

I made a video of me talking about my writing! I'm so proud of myself. It's about The Madness of Light, my writing process through it, and my general feelings. It's a long video, but I thought it was interesting talking it through. Thanks.

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🗓 12 Nov 2017
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Expansion Expression Foreword (+ Recording!)

Expansion Expression Foreword (+ Recording!)

And now I'm currently all caught up with forewords/afterwords. Here's the foreword/preface for Expansion Expression, which sort of kicks off the vibe for the novel and the series moving forward. It's definitely lighter than the other ones. As always, I enjoyed writing and recording it.

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🗓 30 Jul 2017
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Of Fractured Edges Afterword (+ Recording!)

Of Fractured Edges Afterword (+ Recording!)

The last of the first four afterwords/forewords—the one for Of Fractured Edges. This...this one might be the most intense of them, emotionally. Longest as well for sure. Most spoilerific too, so beware.

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🗓 09 Jul 2017
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Harmonic Waves Retrospection (+ Recording!)

Harmonic Waves Retrospection (+ Recording!)

Here I am again with the recordings! This is the second of my additions to the novels. How to Stop Wildfire it felt natural to have a preface to explain the journey to it and explain it. With Harmonic Waves, my thoughts lingered on the content and what it meant rather than the journey so I chose to do a retrospection that is at the end of the novel. There are some spoilers within which is all the more reason...

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🗓 12 Jun 2017
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How to Stop Wildfire Preface (+ Recording!)

How to Stop Wildfire Preface (+ Recording!)

This is me reading aloud the new preface before How to Stop Wildfire. Once I get all the books converted Lulu, it will be in the print copy in addition to the new electronic copy version you can get from me. You can also read it below if you hate listening to recordings like I do: A Story Before A Story Once upon a time, there were a few scraps of paper within a notebook that contained a story titled...

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🗓 11 Jun 2017
📁 Media 📁 Stories

The Cultivation of the Personal Project

The Cultivation of the Personal Project

The story starts like this: I write a story. It takes me many years to get to a point where it is passable. It takes a few more to make me proud of it. It will take less than one afterwards to realize how far I've come since it. But we're not there yet. I wrote a story and I thought I wanted to share that story. So I shoved into onto sub-par medium (Amazon Kindle) because I hoped everyone...

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🗓 09 Mar 2017
📁 Personal 📁 Writing

Describing Character Faces

Describing Character Faces

Every character has a face and every writer, at some point, has to engage in the process know as describing character faces. As in, put words to their mental picture of a particular character. Whether that character is ugly, pretty, scarred, plain, or whatever, there needs to be some description of what they look like. And Humans, being so facial-centric, usually focus on the face. It makes sense. I don't disagree. Problem is, though, my characters don't really have, eh,...

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🗓 15 Aug 2016
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The Good Days and The Bad Days

The Good Days and The Bad Days

The good days are when I: Can spin a phrase without even trying. Put together dialogue seamlessly. Make only minor mistakes. Plow through a chapter in a sitting. Feel my blood spark with inspiration. Start planning out the future, smiling as I do. Flow through the story and words like I am swimming. Can focus for hours on end. Know exactly where I am going. Create a structure and order that is instantly pleasing. Find the word and phrases to...

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🗓 11 Jul 2016
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The Writing Flow

The Writing Flow

Writing, like most things, has a point known by a variety of terms: writing flow and zone are but two of many words and phrases. They mean the state of mind one enters when fully engaged with an activity. When one becomes one with it. Conscious thought is lost to the act of doing. We become so wrapped up in the process that the bigger picture is lost. It is the essence of engaging. I love this writing flow. It...

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🗓 13 Jun 2016
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Taking a Break

Taking a Break

I haven't hashed it out that much, but I'm thinking about taking a break of some sort between book 4 and book 5. I don't know if it'll be a few months or just a few days, but I'm planning on working on a side-project, The Lost, intently for a little bit. Whether I'll finish it in this break or not, I don't know. I just have a feeling that after book 4 I'm going to need to spend some...

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🗓 30 May 2016
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Writing and Stories

Writing and Stories

How did you discover you were a writer? Discover? Do you mean discover like how Columbus ‘discovered’ the new world? Because he really did not. The Americas were always there. There were people that lived in the world that he ‘found;’ they certainly knew it existed. It had always been there for them as long as they had been. No discovery needed. In that same way of knowing, I knew that I was a writer and storyteller. It was a...

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🗓 15 Apr 2016
📁 Personal 📁 Writing