From screenplays to novels to roleplaying and video games, I believe great stories are being told all the time. I enjoy discussing the principles of great storytelling in all its forms and helping people get their great stories out into the world. Feel free to look around, and comments are welcome.
Many people I know have a distinctly negative view of change in the world. They approach anything new or different with the assumption that it is some sort of corruption of something older (and therefore better). The way I see it, when something changes or is invented, it’s because someone or something saw room for […]
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. – Albert Einstein Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. – Oscar Wilde
Many people seem to think of karma in the Hindu sense – the actions you take in this lifetime dictate your position in the next one. A few people also recognize karma in the Japanese Buddhist sense – the events in our lives are destined and there is no point in complaining too much or […]
Just got back from Nanaimo where Crystal and I co-hosted a day long workshop series. Attendance was even higher than expected and we received a huge amount of positive feedback from the 55+ attendees. Looking forward to the next one!
Some people are like slinkies… They may not be good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down stairs.
I’ll be speaking at another conference in the new year. If you’re at all interested in any part of the publishing process – from original concept to marketing and promotion – you should definitely check out The Book Project.
It’s been quite a while since I updated. Crystal and I have been working feverishly to edit and layout the ridiculous number of fall releases Gumboot Books has scheduled. Among the many, many considerations we are… well… considering, is the rapidly increasing cost of shipping. Since our primary printer is located in the US, getting […]
Last Saturday I played in my first high-level Magic: The Gathering event – the Austin, Texas Pro-Tour Qualifier held in Vancouver, BC (well, technically Burnaby). I played a Combo Elves deck with Mirror Entity as my major win condition. I finished 39th out of 117 people and took home 3 booster packs of Magic 2010 […]
Click here to download a PDF summary of my speech at the SCBWI West Conference.