Audiobooks To Get Excited About

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A lot has happened in the past 2 years, and I’m doing the best to make up for lost time. One part of my writing career that has lagged behind is the production of audiobooks. Actually, I started early on with my short story Borrowed Souls. It went live on Audible about 4 years ago. Since then, I’ve hired and subsequently fired a handful of producers that dropped the ball on making Linear Shift into audio. So, I kind of gave up. That was until … Read more

Story Process: Initial Story Concept

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story:noun, plural sto·ries.a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale. What’s in a story? In its very basic form, there is conflict, action, and resolution. From there, an author can take a story in many different directions depending on their own approach. And there are as many different approaches as there are authors. Personally, I use a five-part structure that incorporates these five things, in no particular order: character, setting, plot, conflict, and theme. Things like point of view and symbolism fill in the rest but can be switched out depending on how the … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Gateway

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Robert Paulson and Paul Robertson have real a problem. Each of them have suffered physical or mental injuries, causing moderate cases of amnesia. Hypnosis and other experimental devices are employed—with varying levels of effectiveness—in restoring their memories. As their past and present lives are revealed, it becomes alarmingly clear that they each think they’re in the wrong person’s body. In the end, only one can exist. Gateway was originally written to be part of a multi-author anthology, with each contributing tale worthy of being read … Read more

Book Review: Ready Player One

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The first time I read Ready Player One was back in October of 2014. I had recently bought a new Kindle and was in the process of loading it up with some new, unread fiction. By the time I finally bought the book, it had been out for more than three years, and the buzz was still pretty high. To tell the truth, I was reluctant to read it because of all that buzz. Many times, when a book or movie catches wild-fire, it’s usually … Read more

Story Fuel: Planet Nine

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As a fan of all thing’s science, I regularly peruse the Popular Science website, among other notable scientific based platforms. I’ll skim the headlines and if something jumps out at me, I’ll read it. Otherwise, I continue my path of knowledge seeking adventure. It’s High Adventure, let me tell you! Monday afternoon was no different. I came across this grabby headline—Planet Nine might not actually be a planet—and knew I had to read it.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to? First thoughts … WTF? Do … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Perplexia

Free Fiction Monday: Perplexia

Who is Evan Mitchell? Is he a doctor, or a mechanic? An author or a cruise director? A terrorist or a thief? Your guess is as good as his.  His mind bending adventure begins when he materializes in a most unusual place with no idea how he got there. His identity is a mystery, and besides the need to discover his very existence, there’s nothing that he wants more than to break free from his unforced confinement. His only obstacle: fear of the unknown … and his lack of clothing. Perplexia is a … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Amy

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A toddler’s independent adventure leads to a tragic and unexpected end. Amy was my first trip into fiction writing, and it sat untouched for nearly 15 years before I dusted it off, gave it a quick polish and submitted it to be included in Something to Read on the Ride : A Charity Anthology (out of print). Later, I included it in my own short story anthology, which is still in print. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. … Read more

Happy New Year!

Hey, everyone. Do you know who I am? It’s me, Paul. I know it’s been a while. Been busy and all. But I’m here to turn a new leaf! Actually, I’ve been quite busy. Life. It happens. Anyway, since my last post all those years ago (it really does feel like it’s been years) I’ve finished my zombie trilogy. Unfortunately, I’ve not done much more than that on the novel front. I’ve tapped out a handful of short stories for various anthologies, but no long … Read more

Turn, Book One of The Humanity’s Edge Trilogy goes into Kindle Scout

Today, I am one step closer to my next Kindle Scout campaign. I say ‘next’ because I’ve already been down this path once before, back in May of last year. I wrote and submitted my novel The Hunted Assassin to the program, but it was, unfortunately, unsuccessful. It was a great experience, though, and I vowed back then that I’d try my hand again at penning something worthy of their selection. Hence, what brings me here today. I’ve submitted my next novel to the Kindle … Read more

Turn, The Title of my W.I.P.

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted to my blog, but I’ve been busy! I’ve been busy creating a brand new world which will consist of its very own Trilogy! Late last year, I got the idea for the story, and I haven’t come up for a breath since. The project is called The Humanity’s Edge Trilogy, and book one is so very close to being complete. Turn has been through several rewrites already, as well as its first pass through editing. I am mid-way through … Read more