Making a Story Good

I’ve been working on making my stories better. I’ve been writing the third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance. The thing I’ve found with good stories is that they deal with characters. I’ve been surprised by the amount of pages read on my books this month through Amazon Kindle.Continue reading “Making a Story Good”

We All Need Good Stories

In any good story, the protagonist faces tough challenges. The tougher the challenges are, the more we feel for the character. That poor protagonist will lose most everything, or at least have that threat hanging over him. Of course, just like in life, the protagonist can’t resolve the issue on the first try. It willContinue reading “We All Need Good Stories”

We Find What We Look For

The world is a busy place. The news seems full of negative stories. When I go to work, I’m surrounded by the stress of my day job. Lately, it seems so much is happening that it’s hard to see the good things. Is it possible that my approach to the day has blinded me toContinue reading “We Find What We Look For”

How is the Story Progressing?

As I sit down to write this, I thought the title might refer to two things. First, I am working on my next book, trying to have it ready for January or earlier. Second, I was thinking about the challenges of my own life as if I were the protagonist of my own, unwritten story.Continue reading “How is the Story Progressing?”

Staying Calm Amid the Life’s Stress

This week I thought things would calm down a little with my day job. But that wasn’t the case. The workload actually increased. It seems every time we accomplish something, the higher ups decide we can do more quicker. That’s part of the reason I tend to focus on managing my stress in these posts.Continue reading “Staying Calm Amid the Life’s Stress”

Can You Imagine a Good Story Without Conflict?

Imagine a story where the main character’s life is never altered. It could be a story where they never struggle for success, or where the dangers are never close. Would it be worth reading? I don’t know about you, but I’ve never read, or finished reading, a story like that. I think any good storyContinue reading “Can You Imagine a Good Story Without Conflict?”

Remember to Enjoy the Small Things

This week has helped me remember to enjoy the small things. I tend to get caught up in the stresses of the moment, both good and bad. That isn’t always a wrong thing, but sometimes, as the stress and pressure mounts, that’s where all my focus goes. I miss some of the good things goingContinue reading “Remember to Enjoy the Small Things”

If Only I Could Time Travel

This week I’m excited. I have my next book completely ready to go live on September 3, 2021. Dissonance, is a sequel to my time travel book Resonance, and is out as a preorder on Amazon Kindle until September 3, 2021. I’ve always liked time travel stories because of the way things could happen. IContinue reading “If Only I Could Time Travel”

We’re All the Protagonists of Our Unfinished Stories

I made it through another week. It seems my posts about handling my stress help me to manage it better. Take my post last week about choosing to be happy, regardless of the outside influences. I wrote that thinking I needed to do better. Like always seems to happen, when I try to improve, IContinue reading “We’re All the Protagonists of Our Unfinished Stories”

Can We Choose to Be Happy?

I discovered something this week, or maybe I should say I relearned something this week. Sometimes, I choose to let outside influences determine my mood. But it doesn’t need to be that way. In the midst of all the seemingly compounding stress of my day job, I found myself growing quite frustrated. In fact, theContinue reading “Can We Choose to Be Happy?”