The Binge Writer

November 2, 2015

Author or Artist – Guest Post

Check out my post and decide whether you are an Author or an Artist. http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2015/10/is-writer-author-or-artist.html
October 29, 2015

Goodyear Blimp

I recently took my son to the University of Michigan to watch a college football game. The two of us made it a day trip. We drove six hours, round-trip, to experience Michigan football together. As a father, I was so excited to take my nine-year-old with me. He’s a burgeoning Michigan fan, and I want to encourage his desire to root for my alma […]
October 28, 2015

Cool Concept Art (Option 2) – Potiphar’s Tower

Another option for a race of characters in my upcoming project, Potiphar’s Tower. What do you think?
October 21, 2015

Corol Concept Art (Option 1) – Potiphar’s Tower

Concept art for the main race of characters in an upcoming fantasy project. Thoughts?
October 15, 2015

Making Moments Moldable

Every parent needs to utilize moldable moments. They will make them better parents more focused on reinforcing the gospel in the hearts and mind of their children. But… what is a moldable moment? Moldable moments are spontaneous devotions led by a parent. They are shared during the natural rhythm and busyness of everyday life. While far from routine, they are powerful at sharing the heart […]
October 14, 2015

Villain Concept Art – The First Bondson

This is concept art for the villains in my new fantasy novel – The First Bondson. Let me know what you think.
October 12, 2015

New Concept Art – Thunder Draka

Here is a new concept image for one of the main characters in my novel, The First Bondson.  Meeta, a thunder draka, is a force to be reckoned with.   Let me know your thoughts.
October 11, 2015

New Concept Art – The First Bondson

This is new concept art for the main character in my fantasy novel, Avortovar Maligtonay. Let me know what you think.
October 8, 2015

Winning Writing Contests

When it comes to entering writing contests, it’s important to remember that winning can’t be duplicated. Many children’s sports leagues contain participation awards. Writing is very different form children’s sports. Publishers and agents aren’t looking for authors who have received participation awards. They are looking for authors who can write well enough to sell books. Contests often help speed up an agents or publishers search […]
October 5, 2015

Bogrin War Chant from The First Bondson

War chant from the villainous adversaries in my novel, The First Bondson.
June 29, 2016

5 More Things I’ve Learned as a New Literary Agent… (Part 2)

Every day as a new literary agent, I have wonderful, exhilarating, and often very humorous interactions with people, editors, manuscripts, and prospective clients. These first few months at Hartline Literary Agency have provided me with an ever-growing wealth of insight that I hope will help aspiring authors on their journey to find publishing success. I am fortunate to represent clients across three continents and to […]
June 22, 2016

3 Things I’ve Learned As A New Literary Agent… (Part 1)

A couple of months ago, I began the new and exciting adventure of becoming a literary agent with Hartline Literary Agency. The last few months have brought a whirlwind of information, learning, emails, reading manuscript submissions, and signing clients. In just a matter of days, my inbox became flooded with submissions from authors seeking representation, and as I reviewed manuscript after manuscript and proposal after […]
June 16, 2016

Book Launch: Promise of Deer Run – Elaine Cooper

I will never forget my childhood friend named DeDe. She was smart and had a great sense of humor. But that is not the main reason I remember DeDe. She is the one friend in elementary school who taught me about being a friend to the friendless.   There was a girl in our class—I’ll call her Jennifer—who was afflicted with a congenital problem that […]
June 15, 2016

7 Ways “THE FORCE AWAKENS” Is Good For Authors

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made a staggering sum of money since opening 6 months ago. It has been a boon to the movie industry, but it should also serve as an encouragement to writers everywhere. I’ve compiled a list of how The Force Awakens should encourage writers everywhere. Science fiction is as strong as ever. A well written story can exist in any setting, and […]