The Importance of Dreaming

OK ladies and gents, its time for some life lessons. Today I wanted to talk about the importance of having dreams. I don’t mean the dreams you have when you are asleep. I’m talking about dreaming about the future. I’m talking about hope.

As I strive to achieve my goals of becoming a writer that can earn a sustainable living doing so, I think about the things I want to do in the future and use that as a means of motivation. It can be trivial things, like I dream of having year-long passes to Universal Studios and Disneyland. I dream about owning a PS4 and Xbox One. I dream about being able to go out on weekends to hang out with people.

It can be big things too. I dream about moving to my own place either in or near Los Angeles. I dream of having my books adapted into another medium, like a web series, television, or even a film or video game. I dream of finding love. I dream of meeting that special someone, and falling in love, finding that one person that gets you completely and understands what kind of person you are.

Whether your dreams are big or small in the grand scheme of things, they are all equally important, because dreams are what keep us going. They give us the drive to go forward in life. They help keep us motivated and strong. Dreams are a vital part of what makes us human, for dreams are what keeps hope alive, and hope is what keeps us going every day. So don’t forget guys, no matter what it is, always keep your dreams at the forefront of your mind.

What is the importance of dreams to you?

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Michael Jackson – Will You Be There (Boyce Avenue acoustic/piano cover) on iTunes‬ & Spotify

Just wanted to post this video because this is one of my favorite Michael Jackson songs. I first heard it as a kid when I was watching one of my favorite movies, Free Willy. I loved the characters, the story, and the amazing connection shared between the great whale and the young boy. It was amazing, (and as a side note, it was way better than the unfortunate film Dolphin Tale and its sequel that the current generation of children have watched). This song is so beautiful and well sung, and it is one of those staples of not only my childhood but of the 90’s in general.

I also put this song up tonight because Boyce Avenue, one of my favorite bands, covered the song so well, and while they made it their own they also managed to capture the essence of the original track. I hope you guys can not only see why this song is one of my favorites and an inspiration to me creatively, but can be inspired yourselves as well.

Michael Jackson – Will You Be There (Boyce Avenue acoustic/piano cover) on iTunes‬ & Spotify

Character Insight: Jackson Stevenson

Hello there everyone, I’m back with a character insight into one of my favorite protagonists, Jackson Stevenson, the lead character in my major series Nightmare Wars.

Jackson Stevenson was born the son of a major league baseball player and owner of a popular magazine turned entertainment company. He met the love of his life in high school, and became a part of successful rock band with his best friends, his sister and his wife. His luck was perfect, and he couldn’t have been happier. Unfortunately, Jackson came face to face with a side of the world he never knew existed. After getting attacked by a violent ex-boyfriend of his wife Bella, who had been killed in prison but had somehow come back to life, he remained in a coma, and when he awoke, he found out that the world had been overrun by supernatural forces.

Finding the world he knew gone and his family being a part of the few humans left that had formed a resistance to the supernatural army, Jackson went from a weak coma survivor to a natural leader. What I love about this character is that through him I was able to showcase the true meaning of being a monster. He struggled to overcome the darkness within him that had been building up throughout the novel to bridge the gap between the good supernatural creatures and the human resistance. He has taken the mantle of leader after being elected by his friends, family and fellow survivors, and after learning to accept some new aspects of his life, he has gone head to head with some of histories most notorious monsters, including Dracula, known in this series as Dalca, and the original werewolf.

Thanks for checking out this character study. Tune in for more insights into my characters.

Character Insight #1: Lisa Etron

Something I want to do on my personal blog is talk about some of the characters I wrote in my books. The first character I want to talk about comes from my best selling book, I was a Teenage Killer. That character is Lisa Etron.

Lisa Etron is one of the most sinister and twisted characters I’ve ever written. In all outward appearances, she is a normal high school girl who is considered the most popular girl in her school. She has the looks, the brains, and the talent that most people strive to have in their lives. However, she harbors the personality of a deranged serial killer, looking to kill for no other reason that the sport of it and the sheer amount of joy she gets from her murders.

In the I was an Evil Teenager series, I showcase the evolution of evil in all it’s forms. In the first book, I was a Teenage Killer, I showcase the mind of an evil person, and show that evil resides in all shapes and sizes. In I was a Teenage Zombie, I showcased how evil can encompass a persona physically, and the toll it takes on the body. In I was a Teenage Demon, the final book in the series, I showcased the toll evil can take on the human spirit, and how that spirit becomes so corrupted by evil that it twists into something unimaginable.

To learn more about Lisa Etron and to follow her adventures, check out my Amazon Author Page and check out the entire series! Be on the lookout for the next Character Insight.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B003ACFI2U_af?rh=n:283155,p_82:B003ACFI2U

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