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…

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…

To Compose an eBook

The author’s dream is to touch a reader’s heart and mind with stories woven from the soul.  For the longest time, Publishers held the means to break apart the delicate relationship between artist and patron.  A world void of such middle men would be ruled by free-market and democracy.  This is why self-publishing as the…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: How to Play Chords

Photo by Mike Hulsebus Remember, chords are made of intervals stacked on top of each other.  Most beautiful chords are intervals of thirds.  Last lesson we learned of what makes a C Major chord.  Now we will learn how to play it properly. Pesky little 4 finger Unless you’ve been practicing the C Major scale…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: Composing Music

We have already learned the letter names of the white keys, what proper fingering is, and the C Major scale for the right and left hand.  Now it is time to put it all together and learn the basics of composition. In order to play a piece of music, one must learn how it was…

Video Game Fanart to Die For

While surfing the web for some cool waves, I ran across a rather awesome thread on NeoGAF completely dedicated to video game fanart.  If you love great art and games, take the time and check it out.  Be prepared to drop your jaw. Here are some of my favorites.