I’ve wanted to take a stab at writing since High School; I just never got around to getting down and doing it until two years ago. Then one day being extremely bored at work, I began writing the first draft of EPIC: Legacy by hand.
Pretty much as it is now, just with more writing and author related activities.
Years ago I had an idea of a young man with a guitar falling through a portal into another world, and as time went on I fed it, and fed it some more, and now here we are.
I really don’t have one. I write as the mood strikes me, I go from 2’000 words a day to not doing anything for weeks at a time. You could say that I write when it’s right.
That depends on the story; they take turns pushing themselves to the front of the line.
Do NOT, under any circumstances let close friends or family read your work in the beginning! To avoid hurting your feelings, they will lavish you with praise and tell you want you want to hear. This gives most burgeoning writers a false sense of accomplishment, and when their work gets out in the world they get a reality check and end up being crushed. Get an unbiased opinion on your writing before unleashing it upon the world; it will only help in the long run.
I’m glad to say that I’ve never heard anything ‘demeaning’ as of yet.
If it’s a valid critique, I realize that not everyone is going to like my work and I just keep on doing what I do for
those that do. On the other hand, getting a one-star review for use of Oxford commas really irritated me. That was really their only complaint; there was no mention of the story, characters, or anything that would constitute as a valid review.
Occasionally, I get dinged for ‘spelling’ errors. Many of my characters from the EPIC series are from Avalon and speak with an accent or pronounce certain words differently. My writing reflects these differences, so you read the dialogue as it would sound. Perhaps I need to put a disclaimer up at the beginning of the books? Haha
A continuation of ‘Prepped’, a short story about the Zombie Apocalypse as experienced through the eyes of a ‘Doomsday Prepper’. It was originally intended to be a one-off, but it appeared that Ol’ Crazy Dave had more to say and do; it might even pan out into a full-length novel, but will be released on a ‘chapter to chapter’ basis.
Sure! But not too much, let me just say it covers topics that you won’t find in other ‘Zombie’ stories, at least as far as I know, haha. But the sub-title ‘Field Trip’ should be a good clue as to what those topics are…
The EPIC series is primarily Fantasy, but with a little bit of everything for everybody, you could call it a ‘Fantasy Stew’! I also dabble in Horror with my short stories, but like EPIC, there’s other elements involved as well.
Not really, if I don’t like it, I don’t write it.
Whatever piques my interest at any given moment, I’m open, haha
For the most part, but I’ve picked up books outside of my usual tastes from time to time.
I’ve read Stephen King since I was about 7 or 8, so he’s been a HUGE influence, as least as far as my Horror stuff is concerned.
That would be Mr. King.
Nothing at the moment, I got my own books to work on! Fans are clamoring for EPIC: Reunification, the 3rd book in the EPIC series, it’s a good feeling.
There are two in particular. Shawn Reilly, author of The Union Series and Muffy Morrigan, author of The Sail Weaver amongst other books. I also know that Muffy may be working on a project about Otters conquering the world! It’ll be the most adorable apocalypse ever!
Once again, Stephen King. Even though he’s known as ‘The Master of Horror’, the man can write anything. He can scare you, thrill you, make you laugh or cry, sometimes all in a single paragraph.
“How did you come up with so many song titles to use as chapter titles that actually pertained to events within each chapter?” Answer? It wasn’t friggin’ easy! Haha
“What author has influenced you the most?” Or some variation.
1. “How many, if any, of your characters are based on actual people?” I’m not telling, some of them haven’t been exactly cast in a positive light…
2. “When you first began to write, did you think anyone would actually read it?” I had hopes that people would like it, but it surprises me daily to what extent!
3. “Would you like to see any of your stories adapted into film, television or any other Media?” Yeah, I think that would be pretty cool, I think the EPIC series would do well as movies, as would the short stories. I’ve also toyed with the idea of an EPIC comic book series of sorts.
I’m happy being a human, even though we’re not exactly a great species.
So rotund sewer workers can fit in them?
Food. Perhaps specimen jars containing reviewers who don’t understand Oxford commas…
The Sail Weaver by Muffy Morrigan. A highly original Fantasy set in the far future where dragons and magic have reappeared, and space travel is done by ‘Tall Ships’, like in the old days of pirates and such. I loved it!
My question to them would be what they would want in return…
Would it be too obscure to mention Goku? He’d whip Superman’s Kryptonian ass. Despite what some lame-ass Youtube videos would say…
Buy a nice house away from neighbours, some cool toys, build my dream car, pay off the bills, and live very
comfortably off of the interest so I could focus on writing.
I’m pretty happy being me. Trading places with anyone for a week would royally suck once the week was over. I’ve never been a fan of ‘false hope’.
I used to want to go to Australia, but after I discovered that every living thing in the continent and the surrounding waters is designed to maim and/or kill, I changed my mind. I’m a big fan of self-preservation.
Promoting myself and my books, it’s very time consuming and takes away from Skyrim time. Haha
Other than social media sites, I visit Cracked.com daily.
Altering the past, even in the slightest, can mess things up pretty bad, resulting in unwelcome changes. Didn’t you see The Butterfly Effect???
Absolutely zero, I’m proud to say. My wife on the other hand has amassed quite a collection of designer handbags…Fun Fact: I was once asked to leave a Coach store in Sacramento due to my outrage and confusion over a $2’500 handbag. Wifey was NOT impressed.
I loathe Disney. Can I be Shrek? That would be the closest fit.
Write books. Some people are actually astonished when they find out.
It’s readable, so yes?
Don’t have one; my notebook requires me to purchase Microsoft office to do so. How stupid is that? My phone wallpaper is an Anime character that eerily resembles my wife.
I have one sister.
Which part? My Mother’s side is in the Toronto area, my Father’s is mostly in Nova Scotia. My wife, our children and I currently live in Northern California.
That list would be incredibly long…haha, but let’s go with a fancy dinner, wine tasting, cheese nibbling event for the moment.
You guys RAWK! I thank you all for your continuing support, and big-big love to each and every one of you!
Thanks to the efforts of Deacon, the nephew of Avalon’s greatest hero, Evon McTaggart, the Avalonian village of Fen Glennan has been saved and relocated to Earth to escape from Avalon’s eminent destruction.
But with the rest of Avalon still in grave peril, Deacon must return there in an effort to evacuate the entire world. Armed with the Vamprace, a parasitic andsentient crystalline gauntlet, Deacon and his allies, the half giantess Inanna, Daniel Goodman the ‘Shaper’, Dio the Hellhound, and the tempestuous faerie Aika, along with a new and unexpected companion embark on a newquest to free the Faeries, the only ones able to open the Sidhes, the gateways between the two worlds.
Not helping the situation is the Vamprace itself, revealing its own agenda of power and dominance. At first Deacon resists its blood thirst, but is soon coerced into believing that without its power, his life, his friends lives, and all of Avalon, will be lost.
And to make matters even worse, the Vamprace isn’t the only entity vying to control and corrupt Deacon…