The Cult of Mediocrity: The Sack of Shambhala

This is the first essay in a series of essays called The Cult of Mediocrity, about my general dislike of the state of literary fiction, where it went wrong, and how to tell deep, thoughtful, and inspiring stories without falling into these errors.  One of the most...

Book Review: Iron Chamber of Memory by John C Wright

There was a time when I was suffering from a bout of spiritual darkness. A habitual sin, strong enough to be an addiction, had taken over my life. But, by God’s grace, I had been freed from it, though the scars and wounds it had left are still disappearing. But...

Ordinary, Everyday Life: Good for Dramas, Not For Epics

Friend and good-natured troll Jon Del Arroz recently wrote about his experience with Tor’s blog, and it was on something that was bothering me for a while. Here was the paragraph that struck me. Unfortunately, the promise that Tordotcom made in #SpaceOperaWeek...

Symbols of Spirit in Flesh

The esteemed Andrew Klavan once remarked (and here I paraphrase) that we as a culture are undergoing a mindset shift. Instead of focusing on a spiritual reality (here I do not mean spiritual in the religious sense, but in the non-physical sense, such as with emotions...

Wattpad

For those who would like to see some of my work, I’m available here on Wattpad. Rough drafts published here, nothing refined as of yet. But check it out if you...