Spirit Animals Exist in Every Culture

You might not think this is something I need to devote a whole WordPress article to. I respectfully disagree. Recently I went out drinking with some friends. Over the course of the evening it came out that I regard the Diamondback rattlesnake as my spirit animal. I did, after all, name my sword after it. […]

The War I’ve Fought My Whole Life

Anger is a reptile. After basking somewhere deep within for ages, seemingly beyond recall or remembrance, it explodes out of you at the worst times. The harder you grasp it, the harder it thrashes. It goes from a striking viper to a death-rolling crocodile. This is what you’re told. Has it ever occurred to you […]

The Non-Sparkly Podcast, Episode 5: Fight Scenes in Writing

I finally wrap up my thoughts about fight scenes in writing, covering a number of common problems and offering suggestions for improvement. I apologize for the white noise in this one. The weather here’s been abominable and I was stuck between losing quality of thought due to cooking in my chair or losing audio quality. […]