I snapped both of these pictures a couple of weeks ago, the one above, going to work one rainy morning; the one blow, right outside my job just as I got off work one sunny afternoon.
My Top 3 Favorites on this album are: What I’m Gonna Be, Love On It, and Brash Picking. I’ve finished another album of instrumentals and want to share my growing contributions of musical expression. AudioPuzzle 3: Evolution is complete. While continuing to learn how to play the guitar, I took
Today, I felt like sharing some of my newbie attempts at photography. A couple of years ago, I took some pictures of a really interesting industrial area. These were taken around an area I used to work in. It’s a very interesting place visually, very industrial. The decay and overgrowth easily
I keep switching between writing long hand and writing on the computer. This greatly impacts the speed at which I can crank out a scene and ultimately complete a story draft. This has been a long, hard, vicious battle that must end! I do like writing long hand. One reason is because I can write
I developed the main character of my current novel to be one way, but once I started writing for her, she turn into someone else. A change like that can alter the tone and sometimes even the direction of a story. It’s funny how your characters can rebel against their
I’m in a writing group and I must say, I’ve learned a great many things from it. Writing groups are great because they allow you to see how your writing fares with a small section of the public, in a sense, and helps to increases your writing skills by regularly
While working on Cadaver Dog, I created a character on the fly to get through a scene, and now that character is a permanent supporting cast member. Had I not made that move, I wouldn’t have been able to write the scene, which was out of the question. It’s great how unexpected things
At every turn, we are challenged to be better, to be stronger, than what we are in that moment.
I stumbled across Kacie Marie while surfing the net this morning. Well, actually, I was scanning through website templates at Squarespace as I do from time to time to get some visual ideas for my own site/blog. Anyway, I was looking at one of the templates and they use the sites
I’ve got a new track to share with you all from the upcoming AudioPuzzle III. No lyrics yet, but it’s a quirky little upbeat thing about two people who can’t keep their hands off each other.
Obviously, since childhood, toys have spurred my creativity, especially as a writer. Back then of course, I didn’t realize how spending hours upon hours using action figures to create dialog, drama, conflict, and suspense, strictly on the fly, would become such a handy skill-set as it is for me now. Unfortunately, as most children do,
At the risk of sounding…”crazy”, I have to say that I love blades, knives that is. Ha, not in a “I want to cut flesh” kind of way but, in a “I appreciate the construction and design of a good knife”. I appreciate it as a tool. Its one of the simplest and most
Let me tell you something. I don’t care about you or your fuckin’ hot chocolate, okay? I don’t need anybody! Billy Brown – BUFFALO’66 (1998)
In terms of being an artist, it’s not about what people want to hear, it’s about who’ll listen to what you have to say.
Those new H&R Block commercials kill me. “Get your billions back, America!” The song they use is not a good one to promote money. I wonder if people realize that? Come to think of it, is there a good song about money?
Why do what’s done most of the time when you can just as easily do what’s not?
Realize the purpose in all your works. See that your efforts are invested in a defined and progressive goal.
A parent tells a child don’t touch the stove cause it’s hot and you’ll get burned, child doesn’t listen, curiosity gets the better of them, child touches stove, gets burned, runs to parent for help, healing, and comfort, learns a valuable lesson that they will literally never forget, doesn’t touch hot stove again. God
Not your dreams as in the goals you plan to achieve, I mean, literally, your dreams when you go to sleep. Much like how a book can take you to far away places to go on grand adventures, for me, my dreams do the very same things. Only, unlike a
With the only reason why I still have cable on break till February, outside of Discovery ID that is, I’ve gotten pulled into Destiny. DESTINY “In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the
But not the same language, which is why we don’t understand each other.
My latest instrumental | IT HURTS: Electric Guitars, Strings, Drums, Pain.
God created them free and gave them the world, and in turn, they became slaves of the world and created their own shackles.
Most, if not all, bad decisions are made out of fear, ignorance, or malice.
Well, its been an eventful last couple of weeks. Chapter 3 was kicking my behind but, I’ve gotten it under control. I ran into a big problem with Sylvia’s, my 13-year-old protagonist, powers. As usual, when I created her I developed her powers, made charts and everything (I’m not joking)
I took a much needed break from Cadaver Dog last week, hence no Project Journal Update. After restructuring plot points and organizing chapter 3, my brain was FRIED. So, I had to stop, though my creativity had other plans, as usual. My focused switched from writing stories to my other
We all want to be understood just as much as we want to be loved.
8/21/14 I realized the actions of a Supporting Character, who has since been promoted to a Plot Character, actually sets my Antagonist in motion. So, Pretty much, I had to lay down their plot points first, then my Antagonist, then my 2nd Plot Character, then my Protagonist actually. All other
Today, a fairly new co-worker of mine, me being the one who is fairly new to the job, told me she bought my Novelette: Two-Sided Triangle, and really liked the story. She also said she wouldn’t mind reading some sort of a prequel to the story as well as an
Structuring Act 1 If you read my last post, you know that I’m structuring the plot points for my upcoming novel. Today was my first sit down with the Act 1 and it was a lunch hour of grueling mind-bending torture, but oh so fun! Just had enough time to
Okay, okay, okay, I’ve spent the last couple months redeveloping and gathering plot points for Cadaver Dog’s 18 characters and I’ve finally, just today, finished dumping them all into my writing stew pot. I organized the plot points by Main Characters, Plot Characters, Supporting Characters, and Element Characters within a
ANCHOR: The underlying reason why a character can’t walk away from achieving their goal. Not to be confused with MOTIVE: The main reason why a character wants to achieve their goal.
…and surrender seems easy, remember that you are strengthened by your struggles as they are conquered, not as you are defeated by them.
I’m obsessed with Character Anchors now.
…compared to what I normally write, that is. For the last couple days i’ve had this scene rolling around in my skull and finally decided to put it down on paper, so to speak. It belongs to a project that I probably won’t get to for some time titled: The
My Antagonist is turning out better than I developed. He’s so cool with being a monster. I love the way characters really come to life once you start actually writing for them.
it’s an addiction, I tell you!
For the last three months I’ve been in the developing stages of a novel, the first in a series, scheduled to release early next year. It’s a story that started out, a couple of years ago, as a sci-fi spec script simply titled after it’s protagonist: Sylvia. Now, it’s a
I keep going back to the place where we first met Guess I’m hoping that I’ll met you again Strangers all I see instead And they’re nothing like you Sometimes, I sit there and wait all night Our friends and family get concerned But I tell them that I’m all
Original Music: R&B Instrumental. AudioPuzzle4. I was just in one of those moods, lol!
My backyard after we got all that snow and ice in “Atlanta” a couple months ago. I was one of the lucky ones who didn’t get stuck on the highways for a bazillion hours.
I was messing around on my iPad towards the end of 2013 using a great app called “53” FiftyThree. I was just doodling about and as what usually happens my mind began to wondered and a created a cool little group of characters called CheckMates. Basically, they are rejected Chess
You’ve got me Sitting here Watching the clock Counting down the time Until I Can come and see you, baby Can’t concentrate On my work today Cause all I’m thinking ’bout Is holding you, baby Throw my car drive Cursing traffic lights Because they’re stopping me From seeing you, baby
One of my latest original tracks from AudioPuzzle 4. — You’re so special To Me You’re everything I wanted You to be It’s hardly hard to love you It’s easy I can go on as long as It’s you and me You and me…
AudioPuzzle 3: Original, Instrumental Long as you know that’s its all right.
AUDIOPUZZLE3 – Original Music: Instrumental. Made this one a while back.
~ Love makes you do crazy things, and sometimes…there’s another reason ~ A college student, determined to marry her oblivious boyfriend after graduation, plans a surprise proposal, only to discover another girl has him in her sights. Two-Sided Triangle is warped psychological roller coaster about Tammy, an impulsive, wild-child college senior and
Here’s an excerpt from my upcoming release, Two-Sided Triangle, where you’ll be introduced to a…unique leading lady. Michael will never see this coming! That’s what Tammy banked on when she pulled up to his one story ranch house. It was late, but the soft white glow seeping through the curtains of his
Looks like I’ll be able to get this story out earlier than I thought. That’s always a good thing. I’m shooting for a Valentines Day release, yep, this Friday, which would be simultaneously ironic and fitting given the story’s main event. Anyway enjoy the cover image and here’s another little
My man, Mr. Gae! This poor man is drowning in emotions! Literally, lol! There are subtitles for those who want to know what he’s talking about, just hit the [cc] button while in full-screen mode The track itself, the music? Man, listen! The lyrics? Emotionally Driven and RAW! Right up
It’s about that time again. Time to release and share another story with the world! I’ve been hard at work on two stories, one of which I’m about to release, and the other I’m converting from a screenplay to a novel. If you enjoyed my first two stories, Mother’s Little
One of my wife’s favorite tracks from my most recent batch of songs. She says it puts her in a good and makes her want to dance, lol! “I’m not too far! I’ll be there for you!”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 38 trips to carry that many people.
When a Supporting Character births a killer Sub Plot!
I shot him six times! I shot him six times! I shot him six times! Dr. Loomis – HALLOWEEN II (1981)
Why are you punishing me? Is it because I love? Why are you punishing me? Is it because I love who I love And I won’t let you own me?
From Christmas Eve until New Years, Mother’s Little Helper and Pushed will be 50% off at SMASHWORDS for any eReader near you! Mother’s Little Helper: $0.99 The bond between mother and son is unique…and sometimes fatal. Like most little boys, Bryan Gilbert loves his mother to death, and he’ll do absolutely anything
Snapped this picture of my son a couple years ago. I like to think he was playing with his imaginary friend who was NOT a benevolent spirit waiting to cause havoc on my household! Though, it does become more unsettling the longer I look at this picture. I’ve watched and
Going through Character Edits for my next release, making sure all the characters are present, active, and reactive in their scenes.
I took this picture at a movie theater a couple months ago while my wife and I waited to see Fast&Furious 6. I took other pictures that day, but when we returned home and went through my camera roll, this picture in particular stood out because of the woman sitting
Our love is not electric, its chemical.
Evernote is a fantastic information storage tool that saves to the cloud. You can save/store practically any kind of file format: Text, Image, Video, Audio, you name it, Evernote can store it. With desktop, web, tablet, and mobile phone applications you can create, share, store, and access your information anytime,
Rebecca Clare Smith is a fantastic writer from the UK. I’ve followed her blog for some time now and we’ve “chitchatted” here and there, off and on through blog posts, Twitter, and Facebook throughout that time. Back in September of this year, she released a story, Desecrated Bonds, and when
I only slept with her because I’m in love with you! Sean Bateman – THE RULES OF ATTRACTION (2002)
Hello, all! The lovely Poet and Sci-Fi Author, Y.I.Washington, saw fit to bestow upon me The Versatile Blogger Award, which I am honored to accept and be considered such. To follow the rules, I must share seven facts about myself and nominate other bloggers who deserve the award. Here’s seven little
Seems like Everybody knows what I should do Seems like Everybody knows how I should be Seems like Everybody has something to say If I don’t do What everybody Thinks that I should do I’m telling you Sometimes I just can’t take the pressure Of everybody pouring into my life
Another track I made a couple of weeks ago. Instrumental Version. Thinking About: Love, Life, Us Thinking About: What you said…
– Revenge is sweet, but the taste is fleeting – Warren, a promising teen, victimized by neighborhood bullies, devises a sinister plan to take them down. If he survives the night, he’ll either become the neighborhood hero or something far worse than the hoodlums ever were. Pushed is a gritty
The Walking Dead! (and the fact that my son like’s Sprout) But, as far as Adult Reasons, the only one my wife and I still have for keeping cable is because of The Walking Dead. The story is great, the characters are cool, the character arcs are even better, and
OH YES! Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes! I do believe we have some crack-cocaine! White Girl: FREEWAY II – CoaT (1999)
With the release of my latest story, PUSHED, right around the corner, it’s about that time. Cover Reveal Time! I really like this cover. Not only does it capture the dark and cold winter climate of the story, but it also illustrates how alone and isolated Warren feels with what he
It’s all my fault somehow, I know At least, that’s the story that you’ll tell them Since yours is the only one that matters Because your the only one that does You don’t have to sneak around Plot and scheme Perfect exit strategies As far as I’m concerned Do whatever
Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from PUSHED, a story that I plan to release next week. It’s about a promising teen victimized by neighborhood bullies, on the streets of New York, and his battle to be a victim no more. Sneak Peek below:
As some of you know, along with poetry, screenplays, and novels, I also write songs. It’s yet another form of storytelling. I wanted to share the latest track I’ve been working on. This one is R&B, No lyrics yet, just music.
An Enduring Love
Learning how to write screenplays was one of the best things I could have done to enhance my “novel-writing” skills. Given the page count limitations of screenplays, every word you write must serve a purpose and drive the story forward. You have to grab the script reader on the first
When death steals the love of your life.