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Living Creatively We live in a time of convenience and anxiety. Technology has given us so many luxuries and possibilities that we often become one of two things: overactive, or overwhelmed.
How They Think It Should Have Ended How I Met Your Mother premiered a month after my wife and I got married, and ended last night - to much controversy.
Just A Little Patience... So, I've finally sent my query letter and materials for The Forever Saga: Flash to literary agents, after several weeks of focused effort.
Are Villains the New Heroes? I tried to like House of Cards. I really did. Until the moment I realized that I couldn't root for the main character.
The Risk of Success  So...I've never actually played the game of Risk - but I'm getting to know its namesake very well.
Friends in High Places I have an amazing opportunity one week from today. Over the past several years, I've followed the blog of Nathan Bransford, a former literary agent turned author.
Making Friends With Failure Failure is not the big, scary, fire-breathing mammoth that we think it is.
The Fast Foods of Art The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Pablo Picasso Growing up, I seemed to eat McDonalds, Burger King, and/or Wendy's once or twice a week. The meaty burger.
Play Games, Heal Kids It's been a month since my 3rd annual 24-hour video game fundraiser with my team, the Just Us League of Awesome. I'm not sure, but I think I've finally recovered - and so has my apartment.
Let's Make A Deal I made the decision earlier today: it's time to get a book deal for The Forever Saga: Flash. It's been a long time coming.
Sean's Roundup I've been up to lots of things lately. You know what that means - or maybe not: It's roundup time! My friend Matthew is sick.
The Problem of Compassion Recently, I introduced my friend Matthew Lipp's fundraiser on Facebook. Not long before that, I posted a photo of my once-gnarly beard.
Whatever is Noble, Whatever is True, Whatever is Right... One of my passions as an author is to support worthy causes - and today I'm asking you to join me in helping an extraordinary family.
What's Your Big Book Idea? Most people I know have shared an idea for a book with me.
Why GTA5 is Good (and Bad) Entertainment Today marks the release of Rockstar's latest installment in their flagship video game series, Grand Theft Auto 5. Many of my friends will be playing it for weeks or months.
Where's Our Jetpacks? I hate vacuum cleaner power cords. Every time I turn on the vacuum to clean the carpet, the cord acts as a constant obstacle.
Random Musings - Forever Saga Update: In case you're wondering, I'm working on a new edition of The Forever Saga: Flash.
A Quote About Getting It Done Ever feel like you're doing something great, but it's costing a lot? Like it doesn't make sense to keep going? For my part, sometimes I ask God, "why make me an author? I'm so much better at ev...
Standing Out You may have heard there's nothing new under the sun, that there are no more original stories to tell, and/or that it's all been done before.
Who Gives You a Helping Hand? In my younger days, I would often ride with my Dad in his truck, during which I'd be introduced to all sorts of classic music - The Beatles, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, etc.
The Birth of Robofiction Guillermo del Toro's a creative guy, with directing and producing credits on many established films.
The Secret of Sacrifice Ever hear of the Law of Sacrifice? It states: "To attain something of greater value, one must give up something of lesser value.
E3 is Here! Ever since my brothers got an Atari 2600 for Christmas back in the 80's, video games have been my primary hobby.
Vampires Suck When you really think about it, vampires are janky. They creep around. They drink blood. They're pale. Often ugly. Don't believe in a good tan.
The One Path A Writer Shouldn't Take Well hello! I'm finally back from a short (birthday and rest-inspired) hiatus.
Thoughts on Tragedy Life is not fair. Oh, how we wish it would be. At times we expect it to be. We can go long stretches feeling pretty good, feeling secure.
The Problem of Technology Today, Microsoft revealed the XBox One game system to the world with a slick presentation not unlike an Apple product announcement.
Good, Not Great “Good is the enemy of great." That is a quote from Jim Collins, one of my favorite authors. He's right: we often settle for good instead of shooting for great in our lives.
Where Creativity Comes From Do you ever wonder where your inspiration comes from? It doesn't matter if you consider yourself a creative person or not - I'm talking about the "Aha Phenomenon": the moment where a great idea come...
Who's Your Favorite Author? In my teenage years, after being captivated by Jurassic Park in theaters, I discovered that the film was adapted from a novel. Eager for more, I picked up the original Jurassic Park novel.