Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Elite City, Dubai

I've done a fair bit of real estate writing over the past couple of years. One of my most recent clients is one of the more interesting ones that I've ever had. Elite City in Dubai develops luxury towers and sells apartments. I've ghostwritten a few posts for them in the past month. Here they are!

 Elite City ghostwritten blogs

Friday, December 15, 2017

Recent Recommended Reads

I've mentioned before that I love to read. Recently, I've read some really excellent books. The stories range from sci-fi to mystery to weird to coming-of-age.

The Fold by Peter Clines
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
The River of Kings by Taylor Brown
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

If you're looking for a good read, I recommend any of these. Happy reading!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Jonas C's new bio

Jonas C., a Malaysian born, Australian-based photographer recently hired me to rewrite his bio. Check it out!

 Jonas C. update bio

Friday, October 13, 2017

What are My Favorite Books?

I write for a living, but I read for pleasure. For me, books are more than a way to pass the time. They let me make the most of my time. Books are more than an escape from the real world. They help me make sense of the real world.

I always have at least one book to read. If not, I feel lost, like I don't know what to do with myself.

Right now I'm reading several books: The Runner by Patrick Lee, Earth by David Brin and Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (re-reading). I also just finished The False House, the second book in James Stoddard's trilogy and plan to start the third book, Evenmere, soon. Plus I read the Bible almost everyday.

As a lifelong reader, I have no idea how many books I've read in my entire life. While most of them are forgotten, there are some that stick with me. They revisit me from time to time. They haunt me, in good ways. They are the standards by which I judge all other books and stories. These are the ones I call favorites.

Some are books from my childhood. Over the years I've realized that not all of them are great. For example, I read A Wrinkle In Time when I was 9 or 10. After re-reading it a couple of years ago, I really didn't enjoy it as much. It was good, but not as good as I remember. However, as a child, it captivated me entirely, which is the whole point of a good story.

At any rate, below are some of my favorite books of all time (in no particular order). Know that I will add to this list as other books comes to mind, so whatever list you're reading is the latest.
  • The Dark Tower (entire series) - Stephen King
  • The Stand - Stephen King
  • It - Stephen King
  • Interview With a Vampire - Anne Rice
  • The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice
  • Tale of the Boy Thief - Anne Rice
  • Perdido Street Station - China Mieville
  • The Scar - China Mieville
  • The Sparrow - Marie Doria Russell
  • Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 2001 - Arthur C. Clarke
  • Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke (quite possibly the most perfect sci-fi book ever written)
  • Justice and Her Brothers (series) - Virginia Hamilton
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline L'Engle
  • The Rook - Daniel O'Malley
  • Stiletto - Daniel O'Malley
  • Night Watch (entire series) - Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Green Future of Tycho - William Sleator
  • Interstellar Pig - William Sleator
  • House of Stairs - William Sleator
  • Foundation (series) - Isaac Asimov
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein
  • Blackout/ All Clear - Connie Willis
  • Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
  • The Firm - John Grisham
  • Harry Potter (series) - J.K. Rowling
  • The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenger
  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  • Flood - Stephen Baxter
  • Ark - Stephen Baxter
  • Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind
Those are some of my faves. What are some of yours?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

One Step to Becoming a Better Writer

Want to become a better writer? Joe Bunting offers one piece of really fantastic advice. Read his post here - http://thewritepractice.com/become-a-better-writer/