August Baker

In his pretend life, August Baker is a retail monkey who channels anger and loathing into something vaguely resembling literature. In his real life, he is a Space Pirate.

Nano 2014

I’ve had two very different experiences with Nano so far. Two years ago, I completed a project that I was deeply invested in. It was a personal story, that just happened to have a bunch of aliens, psychos, and the Earth being destroyed in the most slow, suffocating way I could think of. Needless to […]


November Reflections

I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about last month. Most people have already done their National Novel Writing Month thoughts and reactions. It’s taken me a while to get my thoughts together about those thirty days. It was a fun time: I always enjoy hanging out with my fellow Lawrence writers. But […]

Review: Doctor Who 50th

In just over a week, we will arrive at the annual End-of-December holiday, one we have been building up to for weeks maybe even months. I refer, of course, to The Doctor Who Christmas Special. With his special event nearly upon us, I thought I would take a look back at the most recent episode […]


I don’t think I’m going to win Nano this year.


Genres, a brief distraction

While I type this, I can’t help but think that every word here is a word not being added to my nano novel that is several days behind. ¬†Oh well. When a bunch of us writers get together, and there’s some new blood in the mix, the one question that always gets passed around the […]