On Authorial Limits

I posted a simple question on Twitter today. The response was fairly visceral. I asked, "Do stories need antagonists/conflicts to still be a story?" I got a lot of responses, and they all seemed to vehemently say "OBVIOUSLY!" like I was a fool to ask. But that's what disturbs me. Somewhere along the way, authors…

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Everyone’s screaming; no one is listening

LostThere is no rest for the wearyThere is no peace for the lostThere is no love for the lonelyYou never know what will hoping costI see no grace in our movementsI hear no care in your voiceI feel no life in our dreamingForgot all the truth in my choiceThere is no joy in our vic'tryThere…

Arrogance, Acknowledgement, and Activity

TollInterweavingnever leavingPieces haste to fitRevelationin sensationbrand new place to sitpedal backslow retractthe ogre takes his breadannihilationswift placation something ends up deadWho I amWho I wasWho I'm meant to bedrowning voicesmoments choicesI walk toward one of three It's been an interesting week. Marketing for my book has hit me like a two-by-four and my Twitter account…

Your Daily Dose of Self Promotion!

As some or perhaps all of you may know, I am an author, and rather than spew self promotion daily from my blog, I thought I'd give one comprehensive post about my upcoming book and leave it at that. If you're not interested in the details, feel free to scroll to the bottom and grab…

Repentance and Rejoicing

CalypsoGreat seaweed eyes so tenebrousIncensed by roiling waters muskFearsome and strong yet amorousA call comes cross the waves at duskCalypso, Calypso, how I tremble at the nameA daring crest bereft of restTo unearth elusive courtsStained and torn for coming testsMy ship casts off from bustling portCalypso, I'm searching though you've never tried to hideThe hunt…

Quiet yourself, and Adore

Loneliness the Weapon Bleak and Stark the, the empty landsPoignant dark and dirty handsAbandoned, left, somehow forgotWonder if you're love will somehow rotLay flat on dead and ashen soilSink deep in sands of mortal's toilBe a presenceBe a hopeBe a placeWhere things can growWatch wandering shadows weary treadObserve their thinly hidden dreadThey grasp the air…

Educating the New Public

It is the both the best and worst time to be a writer. Let's start with the worst. Why not? Like never before, every man, woman, child, toddler, animal, and plant has realized how easy it is to self publish. This has led to an explosion of TERRIBLE writers who have absolutely no idea what…

The Good Place

I recently watched a TV show under the name "The Good Place." It was pretty funny and interesting, and honestly I'll probably continue watching it for a little while, but one of the more humorous aspects of the show to me, is how accurately it portrays the increasingly popular, and unfortunate dogmas of secular humanism.…

Transcendence

OfferingsSmile for the Butcher.Scream with the queen.All the people,lazy people, will pretendand defendthat they know what we mean.Wail for the thiefThen wait for the KingAnybody, Everybody,Will Accept,not dissect,The gift we bring I've noticed an upcoming trend in the world of Christian literature. Rather than outright reject it, I'd like to try and redirect it. Here…

Prologue

For a long time, my blog has consisted entirely of post concerning my faith and the truths I've learned in my own life. This expansion of my blog into writing has been planned for a while, and I thought it was about time that I launched it. First, a little bit of background on my…