Time travel is one of my favorite fictitious plot devices. The concept is practically the cheapest way of getting yourself out of a plot jam — “Oh crud, how does the hero get out of this predicament that I’ve written myself into? I’ve got it! He travels back in time and saves himself!” The tawdriness of it aside, I can thank one Mr. Herbert George Wells for introducing the literary device into the public consciousness. H.G. Wells wrote such prototypical novels as “War of the Worlds” and “The Time Machine.” Continue reading “Explaining 2018 to H.G. Wells”
Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Dyin’: Encouragement for People Who Want to Be Writers.
There are two theories of thought when it comes to answering the question “when can I consider myself a writer.” The first theory is that you become a writer when you feel so compelled to tell a story that you begin typing a narrative; the other theory is that you become a writer when you present your work for public consumption. Whether or not you get paid to be a writer is a different case entirely. The short answer is: you are a writer when you feel like you feel like a writer. Continue reading “Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Dyin’: Encouragement for People Who Want to Be Writers.”
Ask An Author with A.P. Miller (Volume 1)
While I’m waiting for my novels to become New York Times Best Sellers, I’ve decided to broaden my horizons and skill sets by starting an advice column. Truly, someone who writes fiction and wields sarcasm the way a medieval knight would wield a sword to slay a dragon should be your number one choice for advice dispensary. Continue reading “Ask An Author with A.P. Miller (Volume 1)”