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Westworld, S02E05: Backstory and Metaphor

Note: spoilers for Westworld through S02E05 follow. In season two, episode five of HBO's Westworld ("Akane no Mai"), there's a remarkable scene between Dolores and Teddy that uses backstory to enrich character, the show's themes, and the narrative itself. Since the inclusion and development of backstory often proves difficult for writers of all backgrounds, I thought… Continue reading Westworld, S02E05: Backstory and Metaphor

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March Update: Accounting for it All and EMPATHY

Whoa. Hey. What? Is that two books in this month's update? It sure is! In case you missed last Friday's announcement, my sci-fi thriller, EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn is to be published by NineStar Press in January 2019. It's the first installment in a planned series. With that in mind, let's get some updates on what to expect in… Continue reading March Update: Accounting for it All and EMPATHY

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Publication Announcement – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

I am pleased to announce that I will have another novel published with NineStar Press: my sci-fi thriller, EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn. It is the first installment of a planned series. ~~~ On the outskirts of Austin, Texas near the capital of the conniving North American Union, rumors leak from the secretive research compound of the most powerful… Continue reading Publication Announcement – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

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Biblio Breakdown: Turtles All the Way Down

It's time for another Biblio Breakdown! In this installment of the series, we'll examine John Green's Turtles All the Way Down. If you recognize the name John Green, you should. Aside from Turtles (and a number of other titles), he's the author of The Fault in Our Stars, a book so impactful that even just typing its title… Continue reading Biblio Breakdown: Turtles All the Way Down

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Biblio Breakdown: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Part 3

Alright, it's time for part three of this Biblio Breakdown for A Thousand Splendid Suns. Looking for parts one and two? You can find them here and here, respectively. Want more background on Biblio Breakdowns before reading on? You can learn more at this link. Now let's discuss setting as character before we advance into an exploration… Continue reading Biblio Breakdown: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Part 3

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Biblio Breakdown: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Part 2

Welcome to part two of this Biblio Breakdown for A Thousand Splendid Suns. Looking for part one? You can find that here. Want more background on Biblio Breakdowns before reading on? You can learn more at this link. Alright---now let's get right back to it. Relationships as Metaphor In part one, we explored the notion that characters… Continue reading Biblio Breakdown: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Part 2