Category: Quality Material

  • Do You Strive for Mastery, or Simply to Write?

    What is one piece of advice that just doesn’t work for me? That it’s okay not to write every day. I experienced unfinished work, plummeted productivity and even quality. Robert A. Heinlein wrote constantly. Robert Heinlein was arguably one of the biggest names in science fiction of the 20th century. Heinlein published 32 novels, 59 […]

  • Announcement: Major Site Changes Coming June

    I have decided not to continue hosting my website with and am moving over to and a hosting service. I know a lot of my readers found me through the Jetpack / WordPress Reader feature, and it looks like I can use that and add it on my site as a plug-in. What […]

  • Which Fantasy my Genre? High Fantasy? Epic Fantasy?

    Is it even fantasy at all? For me writing fantasy was by complete accident. Judging by what I read predominantly when I was growing up, I should be a science fiction writer. Especially the more speculative, contemporary sort of Science Fiction like Stargate and Jurassic Park. What happened instead was that I got into Terry […]

  • What do I do about Editing and Revision regarding Creative Writing?

    I have been consistently writing creatively since 2017, so as of writing this it’s been 6 years. The helpful answer is that I find that once I’m already editing I actually enjoy it, even if I resist starting. So the answer is to just start, and worry about liking it after. The more difficult answer […]

  • Young Predator Queen (IIII)

    (First Predator Chapter) – (First Warden Chapter) – (Table of Contents) Chapter 4 Conspiracy, this is the specialty of the Condor mind. Conspiracy, slow and years-long, even decades long. Conspiracy, to watch a race of man spread across another continent, to watch them sow new roots, only so that you may come and consume the […]

  • Young Predator Queen

    It was the first century by her counting, but her parents would add nineteen more, from before she could count. This was the method of the Condors keeping years. We are not like other nations who hold to a birth date and nothing else, we hold two dates. Thus, counting has a quaint and special […]

  • The Path of August

    Written the day before my birthday. Before you was set the path,  What you were supposed to do,    What they said you were supposed to do?But you didn’t like being told what to do,So you wandered off the path.And years went byAnd you never stopped wanderingYou never found your own way.And before it was too late you […]

  • Closing the Schedule

    Creativity thrives under all sorts of constraints, but time needn’t be one of them.

  • Timeline, a Novel by Michael Crichton: A Great Narrative Study of the Dark Ages

    Review: Timeline, by Michael Crichton. The story is strong, but acts more like a survey of the past. The events are good enough. The characters are actually great; very realistic, and subtle. I am not just an avid reader, I also have seven years of academic Literary Criticism experience under my belt, so believe me […]

  • The Demo Tapes: Alice and Finch – Primary Dawn

    The Demo Tapes Part 2 Alice and Finch – Chapter 1: Primary Dawn Revised (v1) Portfolio Edition Copyright © 2018 by Daniel Triumph Ever since she appeared in the Solune capital, Alice was always a point of interest. During her childhood, she had passively garnered followers among children within the neighbourhood. Later, others from around […]

  • Aristotle, Moses, Virtue Ethics, and Cures

    An Exploration into Aristotle’s “Virtue Ethics,” with a possible solution to some of its subjectivity. This is the complete essay. Daniel Triumph 13/24 April 2020 A discussion of ethics that compares the thought of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle and the medieval Jewish philosopher and theologian Maimonides would seem to be unlikely. They are separated […]

  • Of Pressing

    Of Pressing (Verbose Edition), A Poem Thumbs of pressure bear down. He cries in pain.They cried out for you.He stands alone. Roams for help.No allies east or west. A sad creature.Ignorance, superstitions washes about.To persecute; subdue, dehumanization, history has shown, is where to start.“The lack of instinct and narrow-mindedness of our upper classes,Make the people […]

  • Quartet (v2)

    She would rise in the middle of the night on some nights, the long nights, and wander to the window. I only began to notice when I started sleeping as much as she did. I would feel her movement during the lighter portions of my sleep. One night, I woke up and saw her creep […]

  • The Solune Prince: Walk the Earth Alone.

    The Solune Prince Novella 1 Chapter 28: Walk the Earth Alone. The Legendary Event was similar to a war, but it is technically to be seen as an invasion. An invasion of giants. They had come over the north wall and directly into Hannibal. They had come because they found the taste of the Solune […]

  • Forgotten Until Further Notice.

    Fathoms 1/5 Au.3.2018 (Ma.20.2019) I’ll be a while Because I need to see the sun set What will we do? Who am I to ask such a question? Will we stay two And you know how I feel about you You don’t know all the things I could do I could save me from the […]

  • 5/5 Walk the Earth Alone

    Last of the Last Act: 5 – Walk the Earth Alone I of V I’m alive, And this is where I am, The area is too confined and the footing is poor. It would be wise not to linger. But I want us to linger I want you too. I want you I want I […]

  • Harbour (But I Don’t Drown)

    Last of the Last Act: 3 – Harbour (But I Don’t Drown) Follow me, I’m going down Going down, do-own. Step with me, go into the pools, go Into the lake, let’s drown And somebody’s here, An messenger, And nothing but rot, Covers, so-o And I sink down Feet touching the ground, The nixies surround […]

  • Raze

    The Demo Tapes Part 1 – Raze Portfolio Edition When she had finished speaking, she stared at me. I looked at her rather intensely. She glared at me openly. Perhaps she lacked a sense of etiquette, or perhaps the intensity came from an underlying edge—perhaps more than an edge—of…something. “And as a result,” I continued, […]