How to Write Mystery, Writing

The Four Movements of a Traditional Mystery, Horror, or Thriller Story

Look at almost any traditional mystery or horror story and you’ll find that each follows FOUR movements (are the theories of how films are made/structured). In this discussion, I will be using film to dissect the Four Movements of Mystery and Horror (and in some cases thrillers). The one thing that Mysteries, Horror, and Thrillers… Read More The Four Movements of a Traditional Mystery, Horror, or Thriller Story

Blog, Writing

Rejection Though…

I “finally” received a response from the literary agent who requested my full in early July. It was a no, but not even just a no, but the dreaded form rejection. I won’t lie and say that wasn’t completely disheartening—or rather like a punch to the gut by John Cena, and John Cena loves everyone.… Read More Rejection Though…


Daily Prompt #11

“Judge if you want, we are all going to die,” Flint glared at the surrounding crowd, a fire blazing in his eyes. “I intend to deserve it.” Flint turned from the crowd, the people he’d grown up with, and the only home he’d ever known. The Empire was coming for them tonight. They had attacked… Read More Daily Prompt #11


Character Boards

Hey, so the reason I kinda, sorta, at least a little bit know, a thing or two about writing, is because I wrote a book. Yay! Right now it’s out in the vast world of querying, its little sails rattling against the wind and it’s probably sprung a few leaks along the way, but it’s… Read More Character Boards