Every now and then, we receive an email (or an unsubscribe notice) complaining about the language we sometimes use. It usually goes something like this: “I really appreciate all the writing advice and indie publishing information you give away for free, but I can’t tell my writers’ group from church about it because you sometimes […]Read More »
I want to give my Par-tay Peeps lots of time to work on the biggest contest of the Pity Par-tay, so lets get this one fired up! You folks probably know The Boys are known for their mashup stories like Chupacabra Outlaw (now Cursed) and the fabled Unicorn Western. Your mission, should you choose to accept […]Read More »
Readers crave meaning. And as it turns out, the most important things in stories aren’t made up at all. Fiction is truly people facing situations. Situations that, absent bells and whistles, any of us might face ourselves.
When disaster threatens, people do whatever they must to survive. There are always people who have less and wish for more … and might be willing to fight to get it.
People are people, who want the same things we want today: to be fed and sheltered, to be loved, to feel comfortable, to have security and power, and to have the freedom (and the wealth) to do as they wish. And stories let us explore every option and let us define who we truly are.Read More »
NOTE: What follows is the original author’s note for our book The Dream Engine, describing how the book was written live in front of an audience in 30 days, starting from scratch. If you are interested in reading The Dream Engine, click here to jump down to the store links. ———– As I (Johnny) write […]Read More »