Writing Advice: How Do You Separate the Good from the Bad?

Seeking Words of Wisdom I enjoy learning about various writing techniques and tips from other writers, especially those who have tried various methods and figured out what works best for them. Sometimes the advice I read comes through loud and clear (and it’s usually the common sense advice, like outlining … Continue Reading →


Magicus, Magike, Magush: A Brief Study in Magic(k)

A History of the Words Themselves: According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word “magic” dates back to the 14th century, when it meant the “art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces.” Sounds about right, eh?  The word has its roots in the Old French “magique,” the Late Latin “magice,” the Greek … Continue Reading →


My Love/Hate Relationship with Horror

I’m definitely in the minority among my friends when the subject of horror comes up. Generally when people ask me if I like horror, I answer with a simple no but it’s a bit more complicated than that. Truthfully it’s less about whether or not I like horror and more about how … Continue Reading →


Florence Welch, Meet Jane Eyre: When Music and Literature Collide

For my audiophile writers out there, definitely add Florence + The Machine’s “Only If For A Night” to your writing playlist. I was driving one morning on my way to work when Florence and the Machine came up on a playlist I’d made the day before. I turned up the … Continue Reading →


Review: WizKids Pre-Primed Minis

Until recently, all of my minis have been ordered online, mostly from Reaper Miniatures. I happened to stop into my FLGS for something unrelated and discovered a wall of minis, much to my delight. The manager informed me that these were a new line they’d started carrying. The packaging boasted … Continue Reading →