5 Minute Piano Lessons: The Emotion of Chords

The expression of feeling and story is an important part of music in movies and life.  Watch a breathtaking scene in a movie and odds are there’s a glorious soundtrack playing in the background.  In a ritzy restaurant, the owners play smooth jazz, creating an atmosphere of delight and charm.  How do composers achieve these…

To Compose an eBook Cover

An egregious example of how one must not compose a book cover The evolution of my cover has been a rocky path.  This is, after all, the first thing readers will see before diving head long into the thrilling story.  All of it can be undone by a poorly drawn picture.  In traditional publishing, writers have…

A Starry Eyed Gaze at our Future

They’re inventing the driverless car; they’re inventing the internet contact lens; they’re inventing the human body shop, whereby we can grow any organ of the body; they’re beginning to tease apart the aging process.  All of us will have this technology.  All of us will live longer.  All of us will know exactly what’s happening…

To Edit an eBook

Three cheers for all!  My second edit is finished!  Now on to demo-reading!  In celebration of this, I bring to you an exploration into every successful author’s second-hand human. Jesus longs to bless his people with men and women of like-mind and skill to bring creative ideas to pass.  Such is the case when I…

To Compose my Life (while Composing an eBook)

So, on top of life in general, I decided to write and self-publish an eBook.  Fellow aspiring author, Jason Craft, gave me the idea one year ago.  I remember it like yesterday.  I was in the midst of writing my first manuscript, ready and willing to send it off to publishers.  My fingers were typing…

A Good Excuse to Procrastinate: Portal 2

I took a quick break from editing through Void Voyage 1 to enjoy Valve’s next gem of a game.  For those whose only encounter with games extend to the length a bird can be slung at a house of pigs, the first Portal was a gem in its own right. It’s a unique, non-violent game,…

To Compose a “Feathered Frog Press”

Behold, the fabled Aves Amphibia resting calmly in my hands! Feathered Frog Press is a self-publishing company for B. L. White to develop and sell original stories to various online ebook outlets like Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. This is the description for any who ask.  The next question is a given, “Why so strange…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: Counting Music

Music is sound waves played over a period of time.  A pianist must learn to count and feel it while he plays.  The closest archetype that demonstrates this is the tick of a clock.  Sixty ticks a minute tells us whether we will be late or early to an appointment, how long until the next…