I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.

MOST RECENT: PUBLISHED OR WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON

What are your advices on writing a story?

The answer to this question — without meaning to sound snide — is to learn the craft of writing fiction.

Note that I said the craft, not the art, because they are two different things and — good news — a craft can be learned.

There are workshops, books, online courses, free information everywhere that will teach you the craft of writing fiction. The only difficult thing for you is to find the particular method that will work for you. That will suit both your personality and your method of writing.

So start looking and, when you find something that resonates, try it out. It may not be right for you but maybe the next thing you try will be perfect.

Then, and only then, you might want to consider how much art is involved in writing a story and you might also want to consider whether or not you wish to pursue becoming an artist as well as a crafts-person.

Personally, I believe that you can write excellent fiction either as an artist or as a crafts-person. Or both. It’s just a matter of preference.

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