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…

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…

What I’ve Learned So Far

Hard as it is for me to believe, in a couple of days from my having written this, I’ll be twenty years old. It’s funny to recollect things- a steady trickle of decade old memories from my ninth year flow into my consciousness, gently invading my waking hours with thoughts. You’ll be twenty soon. I remember…

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…