Crash-landing on another planet full of shapeshifting snake aliens is probably less than ideal, but that's the situation Marty Yoon finds himself in.
Some people insist that kids should read "real books" because they forget reading is about joy, not some phony intellectualism. We're just better at reading some media than others.
It's common enough advice: don't talk politics. But should authors avoid talking politics? And is that even possible? The short answer is no--and you should talk politics all you want.
Over the last, hm, month or so, many people have been learning about this mysterious concept called “the omegaverse.” If you’re new to it, learning about it can be a bit like getting cold water dumped over your head. It’s one of those things that, if you know, you know. It lurks around the edges of fandom; it divides a lot of people; but if you like it, you really like it. And a lot of people...
People like to argue fanfic isn't real literature and popular works have no artistic merit. But Charles Dickens wrote soap operas, so is "artistic merit" even a thing?
Fall is definitely not my favorite season. But I'm slowly learning to accept it, which is part of the reason I set Riding the Dragon during the fall.
I had a pretty rough time getting together the first draft of Riding the Dragon. One of the reasons for that was actually music. I’m a musically driven sort of writer, so my writing process depends on having the “right” music. Plenty of writers make playlists and pick theme songs for their characters. I’d say my process is a step beyond that, even: I’m actively soundtracking my books. Characters...
Riding the Dragon centers on Cadfael Lewis, an ex-soldier turned farmer living on the planet Librae. Cadfael (Cad for short) hasn’t had it easy, and meeting up with Drake doesn’t make things easier for him. A Broken Soldier Cad is what most would call “a broken soldier.” (Cad tends not to think of himself this way, except when he’s feeling down on himself.) A rather horrific incident with a...
There are no dragons in the zodiac, so which sign does Riding the Dragon represent? Surprisingly, it's Libra.
What's in a genre, anyway? Categorizing books can be messy, but it's still ultimately helpful for readers (and writers too).