In an empire ruled by the honored dead, seraphs are the ultimate weapons. Fueled by the pilot’s very soul, these colossal humanoid war machines are unstoppable in battle. Only a few possess the gift to control such craft, and those men and women are prized above all others. Jack Donolon is the most powerful pilot […]
Humanity Machine – 2nd Draft Complete!
Can a person manufactured for war still be human? The second draft of Humanity Machine is now complete, and Adam Burn has finished the stellar cover art and graphic design. Oh yeah, it’s coming together! So what is Humanity Machine? Humanity Machine is a story of Manufactured People. Soldiers created on demand using an […]
Humanity Machine – Cover Work-in-Progress
The incredibly talented Adam Burn has begun working on the cover to Humanity Machine. This is merely the first element of the composition. Here you can see the SolFleet frigate Valor taking shape, which the main character Vance serves on as its drone controller. It’ll be under attack in the final version. Pretty cool, huh? […]
Humanity Machine – 1st Draft Complete!
artwork by the very talented Adam Burn – used with permission The first draft of Humanity Machine is officially complete! Woohoo! Weighing in at a hefty 140,000 words, it’s a bit longer than The Dragons of Jupiter and is now my largest novel to date, though editing may change that. I’ve already completed my first editing pass, […]
Humanity Machine – 1st Draft Half Done!
artwork by the very talented Adam Burn – used with permission I’ve reached that golden point when writing the first draft of a novel. Yes, the point where I have less to write than I have already written. I’ve crested the hill, and now all I have to do is stroll down the slope on the other […]
Writing Techniques – The Prototype Story
Artwork by Robert Chew, a.k.a CrazyAsian1. Used with permission. Today, I would like to share one of my absolute favorite writing techniques for getting a novel off the ground: the Prototype Story. Before I sit down to write a novel, I almost always write a Prototype Story, and sometimes write several. So what is a […]