Book Review: “The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch (Guest Post)

Josh Hanagarne at World’s Strongest Librarian was good enough to let me have a corner of his site to guest post a review of Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora. For those of you who don’t know, Locke Lamora, is a fantasy novel that follows the titular character and his merry band of thieves [...]

Writing My Novel: The “Aha!” Moment

I’ve always heard some authors say that they don’t plan out their novels.  That they instead create their characters and their worlds, and then they write what happens to them…as it happens.  That the story tells itself, and they just happen to put it on paper. Until very recently, I thought that was a load [...]

One Week Until I’m Lost…

One week.  That’s all there is.  Actually, under that now.  Two episodes, roughly three hours, and then my favorite show—potentially of all time—will be over. I only started watching the DVDs when LOST was between Seasons 3 and 4, but it just does not seem right that the series is ending.  That the Island will [...]

Initial Impressions: Dungeons & Dragons Online

Despite having one of the most cumbersome names of any game I’ve ever seen, Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited (DDO) is one of the most unique and interesting MMORPGs I have ever played. I remember years ago when the game was announced.  I remember getting into the beta test and anxiously waiting on the [...]

Writing My Novel: NaNoWriMo Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me

“I win! I won NaNoWriMo!” Which is exactly what you all would be reading if it were November instead of May.  As it stands, though, I reached the 50k word mark on my novel, which is what the NaNoWriMo challenge considers a novel. So from one perspective, I’ve written an entire novel.  From another, more [...]