Do we care about villain backstories?

Preorders for The Daughter of Dragons is coming soon. Enter the wildlands as Melisaria Blackfang encounters a dragon with a disturbing sickness, one that could bring about the end of dragon kind, unless she can master her Dragonspeaker powers in time. My current novella, City of Kaiju, is available now in paperback on Amazon and …

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Writing About Sensitive And Controversial Topics

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this summer. I have also launched a Patreon to fund myself and future projects for you guys to read. You …

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The Whole Chuck Wendig Issue

Join The Silver Claw Inn Newsletter and get mini-progress updates and previews to upcoming works. I may even throw a mini-story or two featuring my characters above. Who knows? Don't forget, the inn is always open. Despite dropping the typical Tuesday blog post, I’ll still do reactionary posts like this. I do have a few …

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Talking About Tropes: The Problem With Playing Narrative Games (And How We Could Fix It)

Talking About Tropes is a series where I talk about storytelling tropes and my thoughts on them. I also talk about certain tropes related to my works and why I used them for that specific story. Today, I discuss how we can improve games that rely on narrative storytelling. I love a good story. Video …

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Talking About Tropes – More Thoughts On Diversity And Representation In Fiction

Talking About Tropes is a series where I talk about storytelling tropes and my thoughts on them. I also talk about certain tropes related to my works and why I used them for that specific story. Today, I talk more about representation in media, and how we can still improve. Talking About Tropes - More …

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Beyond The Stars: What Star Wars Needs To Do To Get Back On Track

My Japanese Mythology-inspired short story, Do Not Stare Into The Eyes Of A Kitsune, is finally available. You can buy it on Amazon or wherever ebooks are sold. Help a debut author make his debut worth it. I announced other works, including a kaiju-themed “mini-novel” (which you can learn about here) and a short story …

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Fiction Friday: What Will We Do Without Exile?

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review What Will We Do Without Exile? by Eleanna Castroianni Fiction Friday: What Will We Do Without …

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