Author Archives: Chris

Beyond the Black Rainbow – Dark Surreality

Critics largely gave this movie negative reviews, and it has 46% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I love Beyond the Black Rainbow.  It’s hallucinogen-fueled new age spiritualism gone horribly awry set in 1983 using 80’s visuals through modern film technique.  It has … Continue reading

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The Engine that Fuels Itself

I finally broke out of my 3 month writing slump over the past couple of days by adding a some chapters to The Gnostic: Initiate.  I realized a few months ago that I hadn’t written any chapters dedicated to the primary … Continue reading

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The Beast Grows

I am wrapping up chapter 20 of Killshot.  I also had a massive conceptual breakthrough and wrote up a  lot of notes that really explain a lot of what is happening on the back end.  I added a whole new … Continue reading

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Prisons

A beacon for the sinister I go, I flow This is not the only life I will ever know Speaking words within words Uttered, muttered Penned in lonely prisons Forever shuttered  

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Research

I am reading the Greater Key of Solomon with the intent of working some of the ideas I find there into my own writing.  It would work in The Gnostic, and probably Locked and Loaded.  I am also putting a lot … Continue reading

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Eight Days Later

It’s been eight days since I posted about outlining my first Locked and Loaded novel, Kill Shot.  Here I am now posting that I have just wrapped up the ninth chapter in that book.  Kill Shot is coming together in … Continue reading

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The Good Work

I am taking a break away from The Gnostic and writing the outline for the first Locked and Loaded novel, Kill Shot.  between The Gnostic, Locked and Loaded, and two other series projects I have lined up, I am not … Continue reading

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Second Rewrite

The second rewrite of The Gnostic is going great, and I hope to be done by the end of the year.  The first rewrite was really a complete top to bottom writing of a second book using the same characters, … Continue reading

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Almost There…

At 116,625 words, 415 hours of editing time, and 2.5 years, the second draft of the novel is done. Now it is time to get started on the hopefully final pass through. After having learned about the process what I … Continue reading

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Unexpected Character Development

At some point the protagonist for my novel, The Gnostic, Book One: Initiate, began performing Christ-like miracles and even grew a beard with longish hair.  It just kind of crept up on me!  They do develop on their own sometimes. … Continue reading

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