Introducing: Nausicaa 100 Pages at a Time

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind– I’m a big fan of the movie, and the manga is my all-time favorite piece of science fiction. For a bit of background, Hayao Miyazaki, author of the manga and director of its film adaptation, began work on the manga…

Paper Towns, Adaptation and Creative Control

I recently had the pleasure of seeing the film adaptation of Paper Towns in theaters- I rather enjoyed it, but some changes had to be made from its source material in order for the movie to work- embedded below is a video I created about what changes were made and which I believe work best. I…

It’s time for the #D10Challenge!

In case you’ve not heard, one of my goals for 2015 is to write 52 short stories- one for every week of the year. Thus far I’m on schedule (hopefully I can say the same thing in July!) and at some point a few days ago, I wasn’t quite sure what to write. I had come up…

What Makes Good Science Fiction

In case you’ve not heard the news, November is #NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month- and in case you’re wondering, I’m totally working on a couple of books, though I doubt they’ll be done before November’s end. It’s also worth noting that November is Sci-Fi Month (A.K.A. #RRSciFiMonth), a month dedicated to, surprise, science fiction. Hosted by…

Out Now: Pocket-Sized Yarns

Good news everybody: one of my short stories, White Bat, has been published for your reading pleasure, in a short story collection known as Pocket-Sized Yarns: An Indie Micro Story Collection. The collection boasts stories from thirteen different writers in a variety of genres with their own distinct styles. If you’re looking to discover new…

Brave New World and 1984 Have the Same Message

If you haven’t read Brave New World or 1984, I encourage you to take a look at both books; they’re required reading in many school systems, and both are thought-provoking, well-written works of fiction. Also, there will be spoilers galore. That being said, if you don’t care to read either book, I’ll let you know…