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…

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…

My Interview with Daphne Clarke-Hudson!

So, some while ago I was interviewed by a certain Daphne Clarke-Hudson- she’s the host of A New Day, and somehow I managed to forget to post the wonderful conversation we had a while back to my own blog; today, I remedy that situation. Below, I’ve embedded our interview- in it, I talk about Me Squared, what inspired…

The Winds from Above the Portal

A little while ago, I accepted a challenge: write a novelette inspired by a randomly generated pulp sci-fi title. After plenty of hard work and procrastination, my novelette, The Winds from Above the Portal, is finally finished! The Winds from Above the Portal is the story of Johanna Lenine, a teenage girl whose astronomer father takes…

Josephine’s Job – Finished!

Update: You can download the story for free here: Josephine’s Job – Jourdan Cameron Remember the short story I posted at the last minute of 2013, Josephine’s Job? Well, that was the initial draft of the story- rough, unfinished and in need of help. What I present today is the final draft of Josephine’s Job– a…

The Trick to Writing Strong Female Characters

In literary circles, I often see people asking for advice on a wide variety of things- writing prose that isn’t purple, when to get started editing, who to contact for a cover (I recommend Book Covered), and sometimes, how to write strong female characters. With regard to that last question, I’ll impart a bit of…