CONTENT WARNING: Discussions and depictions of illness and death, depression, mental health issues, and suicidal ideation. I’d like to introduce you all to an old friend of mine. He’s been gone a long time, and though I didn’t want him to come back, there’s something oddly comfortable about his presence. He’s a known quantity, an … More Continue?
Sigh. Take a sip of coffee, and begin again. Hello. My name is Trevor Van Winkle, and I’m asexual. For those who know me, I don’t really think that statement will come as a surprise. For those who don’t know me but are familiar with asexuality, it shouldn’t be a terrible shock either. But for … More Ace
SPOILER ALERT! Listen to Return to the Echowood before you read! When I was young, I created worlds. I think this is something every child does. As inherently creative beings, the urge to invent stories is as all-consuming and powerful as the need to eat, sleep, and socialize. I don’t know if it’s in our … More Into the Echowood (Behind the Scenes)
Hello everyone! Trevor here. Sorry to say there won’t be a full post this week – my focus has been pulled a hundred different directions recently, and writing a new blog was not one of them. Add to that the fact that I got a week behind on writing the script for the next podcast … More Growing Pains
“Goodness is stronger than evil Love is stronger than hate Light is stronger than darkness Life is stronger than death Victory is ours through Him who loves us” -Archbishop Desmond Tutu Such were the words that sent me on something of a soul-searching journey this last month. Stumbling onto this prayer through a choral arrangement … More Life, the Universe, and Everything
Sir Philip of Motocadia turned as the steel-toed boot slammed into his stomach, but still felt the brunt of the impact as it shattered at least one rib. He grunted as he landed flat in the dry dust, thrown several feet by the blow. The two other Vandals laughed while the one who’d kicked the … More Ouroboros
Act One: Inspiration You are possessed of an idea. A singular, radical notion that makes your every synapse fire. An earworm that just won’t let you go unless you get it out. You’re certain your idea is unique… unprecedented. It came to you out of the blue, in a sudden flash too unexpected and brilliant … More Writing Your First Novel: A Tragicomedy in Three Acts