Captain Steven Hawklin, known worldwide for his daring exploits, he is adored by many, revered by others and considered one of the greatest flying aces of the First World War. Along with his close friends Hardy Miller and Oscar “Oz” Lyman the three have traveled the world seeking adventure.
When Steven is assaulted and nearly killed by a strange commando squad, all evidence of their attack points to one person. Thomas Hawklin, Steven’s estranged father who has in his possession what the commandos seek. Hilana, Queen of the subterranean empire.
With blood spilled and tensions high. Steven must work fast to prevent the armies of the surface world from invading the underworld kingdom. While in turn stop the underground dwellers from unleashing a weapon so devastating that no one on the planet could survive.
Descending into the belly of the earth, Steven leads his team into the dark recesses of the planet. His mission: save Hilana, stop the attack on the surface world and prevent a madman from carrying out his insidious plot.
Inspired by the cliff hanger serials of the early twentieth century, Captain Hawklin and the Subterranean Empire is a golden age adventure story, filled with Heroes and villains, giant spiders and beasts below. It’s an adventure story in the tradition of Buck Rogers, Doc Savage and Commando Cody.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Finding your voice as a writer isn’t something you can be taught. True it comes from your desire to become the best writer you can be, but it also comes from your heart. When you find that voice you’ll know it. It will come to you out of blue and before you know it your voice, or Style, will become your own. When people pick up your work they’ll instantly know it as your work.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Point of View:
Point of view is the angle of considering things, which shows us the opinion, or feelings of the individuals involved in a situation. (literarydevices.net)
Thursday, May 14, 2015
My writing process:
Every writer has their own writing process. Some writers spend extensive time outlining, plotting, building characters, technology, how things work and why in their universe. Every writer writes different. So should you take my advise? YOU SHOULDN'T. But I thought it would be fun to blog about and it might give you some insight of how another writer works through his daily word count.
First of all, I'm not a professional writer, which means I don't write for a living, (I'm working on that). I'm a Chef by trade. Want me to show you knife skills, name the base sauces, teach you different cuts of meat than I'm someone you should listen to.
As for writing - this is just my advice, don't take this as written in stone. When I make big professional money, then yes, you should listen. (Let me state I'm not into writing to make big money. If I was I would have stopped a long time ago. I write because I love it. Its a tension release).
The first thing I come up with is a basic idea. Now I might allow that idea to fester and boil for a long time in my head. I might write down some ideas so I can remember certin things. But it might be along time before I create characters, worlds and how things work in my universe.
So when I do get to that point and I think I have the story ready to go, I fill that story with characters, bad people, good people, gay, straight, black, white, green (if I'm writing an alien tale or something that needs a green person).
Besides characters and world building I don't take time outlining. My first draft is my outline. Once I start editing and revising that first draft gets turned into my story.
I never start a story unless I have an idea of how the story ends. It might change by the end of the story, but basically I know what I'm writing toward. Remember if you have no idea how the story ends why write? You could find yourself in a story that never, never ends.
Remember editing is where the real writing begins. Your first draft is just getting that story out of your head. Don't be perfect, don't worry if you have puncuation in palce. Just get that story out.
So start building your idea and come back here to tell me about it.
Writing Process #2 will deal with POV
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
As I work on finding an agent or publisher (both is what I really need) for the Origin Expedition, I'd like to present to you the first chapter of the book I spent more than a year working on. I hope you give it a read and leave some feed back if you wish. You can find the book via the link short stories & chapters, or by clicking here.