Category: Writing

Have a chapter on me


Rather than a writing journal today, I thought I’d share a chapter from a novel I’ve been working on.  Well, re-working on.  I’ve changed it up based on feedback from one of my critique groups, and some comments on twitter…

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing


Elmore Leonard passwed away this week.  In his honor, I thought I’d share Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing: 1)  Never open a book with the weather If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a character’s reaction to the…

New eBook Now Available: Cahill’s Homecoming


Due to POPULAR DEMAND, May’s free eBook giveaway is now available for purchase via and Barnes and Noble! A lot of people downloaded Cahill’s Homecoming and then started telling other people, prompting them to head out to Amazon looking…

Free Story: Sword & Sorcery


Untitled Sword & Sorcery Short Story Length: 4,591 Draft: 1st Draft, no edits by: Patrick Hester © 2011 All Rights Reserved The Witch King, bored, called upon the demi-god Utesh, for inspiration. A hundred bodies littered the ground below the…