Neil Gaiman

As the clock ticks down towards the inevitably tumultuous beginning of the boon and bane to writers known as National Novel Writer’s Month, it helps me to reflect on my work habits; what works, what doesn’t, and, perhaps most importantly, what has worked for others.

No matter how you look at it, a writer is nothing without their influences. This is a simple and inescapable truth, whether you believe that the best way to grow as a writer is to learn from the experienced greats, or learn what not to do from those that have stumbled before us. For me, however, there has been one role model that has stood out among the many others I’ve learned from, and that is the esteemed and astounding Neil Gaiman. Read Full Article


There’s an inherent level of frustration that comes with the decision to write for a specific age group, especially when you’re aiming for younger rather than older.

Never has this frustration been more present to me than when I decided to collaborate on a children’s story with with my sister, an artist looking to expand her craft. We had worked together on one similar project (an illustrated alphabet book for my then-two-year-old nephew), and we both decided that it would be fun to collaborate on something slightly more advanced. Read Full Article

Well, NaNoWriMo is over, my Christmas shopping is almost completed, and now it’s time for a long-overdue update to my long-neglected blog.  And since it is the season to be jolly, I’ve decided to post something to fit the times.

I’ve given it some thought, and I’m going to combine two of my favorite pastimes, watching internet short films and all things Christmas.  So without further ado, here are my top 12 favorite Christmas short films.  These are the twelve most twisted, hilarious, and heart warming videos I’ve found on the internet.  Enjoy :) Read Full Article