Wordcrafting is so much more than just writing. It’s about using words in the right place at the right time through the right medium to the right audience. But also, more than that, it’s about invoking both beauty and meaning viscerally with an unseen audience, out of time. If it sounds a little magical, that’s... Continue Reading →
It’s no secret to anyone, especially those who know me personally, that I’m a big fan of writing. Most of my life revolves around written words in one way or another: I spend most of my non-professional life working on my current work-in-progress. The rest of my free time I devote to reading fiction, researching... Continue Reading →
A lot has happened since my last post. The world has turned upside down, and our day-to-day normal has changed. Most of us are working from home, sheltering in place, etc. But not much has changed for me on the outside. I work for the defense industry, so our work is considered “essential.” I still... Continue Reading →
“I love watching you work,” my wife said to me this morning. I was blown away by this statement, and I asked her to digress, which she did only willingly. “I love your process because it’s so… focused.” I had a paradigm shift moment, because that hasn’t always been true for me. I have struggled... Continue Reading →
We all grieve differently. For me, grief has always had an empty, sterile feeling to it. As a person who feel a lot very often, it’s probably the scariest feeling for me. All other emotions, especially ones we deem negative, tend to be dense and overwhelming. But grief is different. Grief seems to swallow up... Continue Reading →
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Genre: Speculative Fiction
QUILTBAG Main Character: Yes!
QUILTBAG Minor Character: Yes!
POC Main Character: Yes!
Bechdel Test: Pass
Summary: Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a child the day he finds the door. It is painted on a wall outside his home. He knows, somehow, if he tries to, he can open it despite the fact that it’s painted over brick. He decides not to risk it. Years later, Zachary Ezra Rawlins is at his university library. He plucks a strange book off the shelves and begins to read. As he does so, he finds the story of the painted door and his own discovery of it. This book will lead him down a path into a world of magic and wonder, of bees and keys and swords, of adventure and daring, and most of all, stories.
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