Tag Archive | James

My own ongoing journey through The Wheel of Time series….

I remember when I first saw The Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan. It was about ten years ago when The Path Of Daggers had already come out in paperback. I have no idea how I had missed this series, but I remember looking at this turnstile in this grocery store and seeing all […]

Celebrating Six Years….

Six years ago on the seventh of January, I went to the courthouse with Mwiche Kalinda and we became man and wife. There was no crowd of people that we knew cheering us on, no minister that we had hired, no special suit for me or dress for her, and no photographer around either to […]

The Power of Words

In many fantasy novels, words contain power. A word can create a spell or open a door or constrain a demon. The right words do good things. The wrong words do bad things. Also true in writing. The difference between a “good” and “bad” book is often the effective use of words.  Sometimes it’s a […]

The Plight of Cyrus Stone

Since I announced my new WIP in a recent blog post and introduced the character whose story I must relate to you, I have had a varied number of responses. If you haven’t read that blog post yet, go here to do so and then come back for the rest of this one. I offered […]

Mixing things together (Part 1?)

Tonight I’m staying up to work on my novel. While I do that, I’ve decided to go ahead and eat some of what my wife has made for us and mix it together in a bowl. So there’s the beans she cooked earlier today, the – extremely good it turns out – mac and cheese she […]

At a crossroads…..

I’m rather at a crossroads with writing at this stage in my work. Something that had been building up within me and kept me going to this point for about a decade and a half has been this great big epic multi-book story about “vampires” and illustrating Christ through the overall story arc – and […]

My first video blog

Hi, here’s my first video blog. Sorry for the way the natural lighting dims near the end, and when the artificial lighting just goes out on me for a second there.

Crazy Captchas!

I don’t know about you, but I find some of the Captchas that appear whenever I’m having to send a message or reply to a reply, or in general just post something, to be quite stunning in the match up – for various reasons. A while back I started a Notepad file on them. I […]