Fiction


Here’s Your Stinking November Fiction!

When I looked up on Friday, I realized that November was nearly over, and I had no fiction to show for it. I was failing National Just Write Some Fiction Already Month — but I wasn’t about to go down without a fight. So I picked a fight in the form of 500 words (or…


A Cult of Personalities

Earlier this year, I published Lords of Westmoor, an RPG sourcebook detailing the rulers of the fantasy realm of Westmoor. Today, I’d like to announce a follow-up sourcebook, Masters of the Endless Flame. Like Westmoor, Endless Flame describes a community of characters with their own goals, secrets, and conflicts. Unlike the previous book, this one…


NaNoFailure

National Novel Writing Month is over, and I have nothing to show for it. Okay, that’s not true. I have over 30 thousand words to show for it, as well as a killer outline I feel really good about, but it’s it’s not National Outline Writing Month is it? I didn’t finish the book. I…


Words Words Words

Since I committed to doing NaNoWriMo this month, I’ve been obsessed with words. How many words have I written today? How many are in this scene? How many have I spent on blog posts and emails and grocery lists that could have been going towards the 50 thousand I need to complete this novel? I’ve…


Punching November Right in the Ghost

Fine. At first I was all, “Oh, I forgot how much I love writing fiction,” and November was like, “Hey, it’s National Novel Writing Month, you want to whip out a short, bad novel?” and then my ever-sagacious wife said, “You should write something about Ghost Punchers,” and so fine — fine — I’ll write…


A Drabble of Fiction for your Kindle

As I mentioned earlier this month, one of my ridiculously short stories was accepted for publication in an upcoming anthology from Indie Authors Press. And now, as I promised then, I’m posting a link to where you can buy your own copy of  Spooky Halloween Drabbles 2015 on Amazon. One item I neglected to mention…


Back in the Saddle

I’m a writer. It says so on my business card, so you know it’s official. But while I’ve been filling my clients’ inboxes with world-building guides, game design documents, and RPG sourcebooks, it’s been quite a while since I’ve written any actual fiction–you know, the stuff folks assume you produce when you claim the title…


Ghost Punchers: Grave Dealings – Part 4

Here’s the fourth part of a story I’ve been working on set in the Ghost Punchers world. (If you haven’t read the previous parts, you can catch up here.) Carly slid open the van door and approached the man in the suit. She walked slowly, her hands visible, speaking low and gentle as if approaching…


Ghost Punchers: Grave Dealings – Part 3

Here’s the third part of a story I’ve been working on set in the Ghost Punchers world. (If you haven’t read the first parts, you can catch up here.) The zombie swung its mottled, gray-skinned face around to look at the van. If it was concerned about being three seconds and 20 feet away from…


Ghost Punchers: Grave Dealings – Part 2

Here’s the second part of a story I’ve been working on set in the Ghost Punchers world. Today’s piece introduces Todd and Mayhew, the rest of the team. (If you haven’t read the first part, you can catch up here.) It was almost noon when Mayhew rolled up in the van outside Carly’s apartment. Todd…