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A Note on Self-Publishing

Self-publishing. The very phrase itself inspires blood-curdling screams in many. I seem to collect such distinctions: “homeschooler”, “single dad”, “philosophy grad”, “one-time Renault owner”. I thrive on embracing that...
Your Characters Need Flaws — Big Ones.

Your Characters Need Flaws — Big Ones.

Perfect (or even mildly flawed) characters are un-relatable and boring. Somewhere in the first few chapters of The Iliad one becomes aware that the Achilles, the lead character, is kind of a narcissistic douche. He’s willing to throw the whole 10-year mission...