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Firewalls! And a Free Ebook

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Announcements and Shameless Plugs | 6 comments


Well, it’s been a while.

In fact, it’s getting closer to being a year since I announced the launch of my serialized novel, Firewalls, and left this blog to gather virtual dust. In that time I’ve written a 76,000 word novel, posted it online, grown my hair long, and cut it short again. I’ve learned some things that I will probably not actually …Read More

On Failure and Batman – a guest post by Katherine Rebekah

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in The Writing Life | 16 comments


As an uber nerd, there’s no real life event that I can’t relate to fiction in some way. While I want to give you tips on dealing with and learning from failure, I didn’t want to go it alone. So I’ve included advice from the most reliable (fictional) source I could find: Batman. (Bonus points if you read this entire post in a raspy Batman voice.)

In “Batman Begins,” a young Bruce falls down a well, and his father, Thomas, comes to his rescue. While carrying Bruce back into the house, Thomas utters one of my favorite lines in the movie:

“And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.”

I love this not only because it’s influential throughout the film, but also because it reveals a truth about failure that we don’t often hear. …Read More

The Firewall Saga is Launched! (A somewhat belated announcement)

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Announcements and Shameless Plugs | 7 comments

February has arrived, and I count it an honor and a privilege to be (quite probably) the last person to wish you Happy New Year.

Right around January 1st, my blog was unusually silent. I didn’t post any writing resolutions, hold celebratory giveaways, or do anything at all to add my blog’s voice to the ringing-in of 2016. In fact, I haven’t written anything on this blog since the 1st. But I do have reasons.

Reason Number 1: On January 8th, I launched my web serial, The Firewall Saga.

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More Dangers of Homeschooling

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Filmmaking | 12 comments


As many of you know, I was homeschooled all the way through graduation. It was a truly wonderful experience, and if I could go back I wouldn’t do it any differently.

Several years ago, I made a video that was a sort of tongue-in-cheek look at homeschooling and the supposed hazards thereof. It was called Dangers of Homeschooling. It wasn’t my best video, and I’m a little embarrassed about it now, so in 2013 I resolved to make a sequel that would be much better. It was about the time I started this blog, actually.  …Read More