Revenant Now Free Until the End of July 2020

Hello, readers mine. As the title suggests, The Necromancer and the Revenant: Resurrected Edition is now free on Smashwords until the end of this month. To be clear, I mean you can add the book to your cart and checkout without paying anything, and you’ll have access to it forever. Unfortunately, I still don’t have […]

Book News: A New Edition and a New Novel

My esteemed readers! I bring, in effect, not one but two new book announcements for you today! The first may seem like cheating initially:  The Necromancer and the Revenant: Resurrected Edition! And yes, that title absolutely wrote itself. Before you kindle your ire under the reasonable suspicion that I am a filthy layabout double-dipping into your […]

Finishing a Novel, Going On Holiday

Hello, readers mine! Some of you have doubtless noticed it’s been deadly silence here on the blog for a fair while. Has work kept me that busy? In a word, yes, though it’s not the paid variety. That is, not yet; my work has gone dormant, so I’m not reviewing scripts at the moment. (EDIT: […]

Writing Female Characters, Take Two

Some time ago, I wrote this well-intentioned but, in retrospect, faulty post about female characters called A Manly Male Man’s Primer For Writing Female Characters, By a Man. I won’t lie to you all: while it had its good parts, I believe it’s one of my worst articles from recent years. I like to think by […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant–Version Three Completed!

I undertook an exhausting journey to reach this point, and as I’ve just completed that journey (around 8:45 PM EST!) I won’t be writing much here tonight. For now, suffice to say that The Necromancer and the Revenant is finished. Characters warped and mutated, plotlines merged and reappeared, heroes became anti-heroes, and Gratai’s height fluctuated madly both […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant: Complete First Chapter!

As was promised this past Sunday, here’s a fully-updated, reconfigured, rebalanced teaser for The Necromancer and the Revenant–it now includes the entire first chapter! Content Warning: extremely graphic depictions of gore and death. Author’s Note, 4/29/2020: This version of the first chapter will be appearing in the upcoming Resurrected Edition of The Necromancer and the Revenant. If […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant: Here We Go Again

That’s right, readers, I’m continuing work on The Necromancer and the Revenant with nothing less than V3 of the book! This is the most comprehensive round of developmental edits since, well, V2. I’m axing the prologue entirely (it’ll reappear later as a lore document, so those who liked it: don’t worry, others can still enjoy what you […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant: Updates and Next Steps

(Full disclosure as of 4/10/2019–while I did write this for important updates, I obviously got a bit worked up in the process; I’ve tweaked or removed 3-4 sentences which aren’t reflective of my thoughts when level-headed. If you’re coming back to this and remembering it as moderately less reasonable, that is why.) “I’m sorry, but […]