Glass, or How NOT To Tell A Superhero Story

I finally took the time recently to watch Glass (2019), the final chapter in M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy which began with Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016). It had its good moments, particularly in pretty much every scene involving James McAvoy, but ultimately it was filled with plot holes, bad pacing and a completely unsatisfying … More Glass, or How NOT To Tell A Superhero Story

Why Zack Snyder Doesn’t Have Any Business Making Mainstream Superhero Movies

I’ve criticized Zack Snyder’s vision of the DC universe in the past, particularly for making Superman so grimdark that he was basically just Batman with actual superpowers. In other words, I’ve criticized Snyder for what appeared to be faithless mischaracterization. It turns out I’m not wrong. In a video posted to Reddit taken from a … More Why Zack Snyder Doesn’t Have Any Business Making Mainstream Superhero Movies

The Vampyres of Impworld/Otherworld

Soulbright, my latest I/Ø (Impworld/Øtherworld) novel centers on Copernicus Gallows, played by Marcus Wayne, a professional player with a potentially damaging secret. Now, that will come as a surprise to some of my readers, who were doubtlessly expecting Book 2 of this series to be a continuation of Jarrod Seventhborn’s story from Luckbane. Part of … More The Vampyres of Impworld/Otherworld

Writing Progress: August 10 to October 2, 2018

I haven’t made as much progress as I had hoped to over the past several months. I’ve been rather busy in my day-to-day life. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: A Tremor on the Web, the prequel to my forthcoming Corridor of Doors trilogy will be moving forward ahead of schedule. Once I finish the Dreadknights sequel, now called … More Writing Progress: August 10 to October 2, 2018

Writing Dialogue That Doesn’t Force Readers To Read It Twice

I’ve been told many times over that my dialogue is one of my standout strengths. I’ve learned a lot over the years. I’d like to help new authors avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made along the way. For my fellow writers, this short video explains why using qualifying dialogue tags after our dialogue (such … More Writing Dialogue That Doesn’t Force Readers To Read It Twice