BRANCHING NARRATIVE: Choose Your Adventure!
Whether crafting linear or branching narratives, the end goal remains the same — Emotional Engagement. I've been thinking about this a LOT lately. And that's only natural when app and game and media folks keep wanting to bend your ear and chat 'choose your own adventure stuff'. Something, my friends, is in the air...
FABLES: DEFINING A GENRE
The fine folks at WATTPAD — the Canadian-made 'social storytelling' network where fledgling writers and established authors can share story excerpts and complete works with a hungry (and massive) through a slick and simple interface — recently got in touch with an intriguing request...
VIDEO-PALOOZA: For Voyeurs Only!!!
The new site's been live for two months, and most of you seem to dig it. But there's one thing I've noticed from the stats — most of you ain't scoping the VIDEO gallery. Which is a damn shame! So I wanted I'd use this post to showcase a (hopefully) fresh mix of recent and classic clips for maximum visual satisfaction...
TIL DEATH DO US PART — A Love That Transcends Space, Time, and Species
Dear Quinn...Do you remember when we met? I sure do. I'd been having a rough go of things, and was hobbled by a nasty stretch of bad choices and negative thinking. A good friend asked if I had ever had a pet. I said yes, of course — CATS! — but that I didn't feel quite ready yet for a 'commitment'.
THE CAT'S MAW
My prose fiction debut 'for brave young readers and cat lovers of all ages' was released during the 2014 holiday season to a flood of reader raves and critical acclaim. I was especially pleased when random folks described the story and style as 'Narnia meets Stephen King...with CATS!'
AUTHOR INTERVIEW w/BLOGS of a BLONDE BOOKIE!
Thought I'd share a snippet from a recent interview with a cool book blogger that just got posted. We cover LOTS of ground ( yeah, I'm not just pimping this time :P ), so be sure to click through to the full meal deal at the bottom of this post!
A (BITTERSWEET) YEAR IN REVIEW...
'I am writing this 30 minutes after finding him. After racing into town, hoping to outrun the tears and grief and rage. Just now, thunder split the skies wide open...and the rains are threatening to flood.
A SILVER MEDAL = The Perfect Stocking Stuffer =)
Got a lovely surprise in the post today -- a silver medal for my debut from the 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards!!!
POETRY CORNER: 'Whispers...'
To celebrate the 100th blog entry, I'm re-posting a short poem scribbled on FB last week, based on a strange night driving 'round my adopted jungle home...
PATTERNS = Memos from the Muse
In my creative and my personal life, I see patterns. Something as seemingly random as a rush hour commute with all-green-light intersections takes on prophetic business meaning...