My life has been pretty simple. I grew up in Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's in Advertising. I have spent about the last ten years in web development. In 1998, a friend of mine and I started a web design company we ran for three or four years before deciding to close it due to the demands of school. Since then, I stayed in the web working with various companies in Alabama. I worked for a brief period with Southern Progress, namely with Southern Living magazine and Health magazine, in their web departments. While there, I also wrote for Southern Living magazine, Health.com., and the company's internal newsletter. I write as much as I can. For the last five years, I have been working on my first novel. I am on the third revision now and hope to be finished with this draft by the end of the year. I also write short fiction, though not as frequently as I used to due to the time I spend on the novel. My goal is to have my novel published in the next three years. Other interests include: History (particularly medieval and ancient civlizations), Reading, Foreign Language (I currently speak Spanish but plan to learn as many as I can), Landscape Photography, the outdoors, sports (especially college football), and Travel.
A special thanks to author David Anthony Durham for stopping by my site last week. I posted a review to his new fantasy novel Acacia: Book One: The War With the Mein, and he so kindly responded to my post. Best of wishes to David on his new novel. It… Read More »Thanks to David Anthony Durham
Here are just some of the resources I use for information, references, advice, and tips when writing. A subscription to Writer’s Digest Magazine (www.writersdigest.com). This always keeps me up-to-date on the latest industry news, and it gives me ideas when it comes to the craft of writing or when thinking… Read More »Creative Writing Resources
There has been some debate and speculation over whether or not J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter contains Christian themes. I’ve never read any of the books — I plan to at some point — so I can’t weigh in too much with my opinion, but until reading a recent interview with J.K.… Read More »Christian Themes in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter
Planning to write is as important as planning to go to the gym. If you give yourself a set time to write everyday, you’re more likely to accomplish something. I know writers who can’t write until they feel compelled or inspired to write, but I’ve found in my experience that… Read More »The Habits of Writing
Each year Writer’s Digest magazine puts out a list of the 101 best websites for writers. Categories include: general writing resources, publishing, challenges/creativity, genre/niche, protecting your work, agent blogs, and a list of writing communities. I’ve looked at a lot of these sights before, and overall, I’ve found the list… Read More »Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers