I’m one of those people who spent far too many years telling themselves they’ll try writing fiction “someday.” I did, however, do a lot of writing online in the early 2000s, mostly contributing to pro-wrestling and political sites.
With a lot of encouraged from my wife, I decided to try writing fiction just over five years ago. I spent that first year just trying things out and studying the craft. If you’re an aspiring writer, there’s not a book out there I’d recommend more than Stephen King’s On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft.
My first short story acceptance came in 2011 in the form of a lighthearted story for a werewolf anthology. I went on to publish twenty more short stories in various print and online markets.
My debut novel, Holy Fudgesicles, was published this year by Wings ePress, and it’s been a wild ride. Check it out if you’re a fan of paranormal/spiritual young adult.
In January, I launched Write Good Books, a blog I use to keep myself and other writers inspired and also share what I’ve learned about writing so far. I try to update it every day Monday through Friday, so give it a look.
I’m also the owner and editor of Theme of Absence, an online magazine of Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction. New short stories are published every Friday, as well as an interview with the author. The site has been a blast running and I openly encourage new writers to submit to it.
Finally, I’d like to say that one of the best things about writing is meeting other writers and readers. If you’d like to leave some feedback, or even just say “Hi,” click on the link to the contact form or stalk any of the social media links below.