Writers: Do You Believe In Your Talent?

You’re a writer. You’ve worked hard. You’ve sacrificed your time and energy, toiling away for hundreds, even thousands of hours on a story, book or project, until its prose is soaked like a sponge with your blood, sweat and tears. Now, for the big questions. Was it worth it? Do you believe in your own talent? Does your writing deserve […]

Turning Reality Into Fantasy: Birds of Terror

During his voyage to the Galapagos Islands in 1831, Charles Darwin observed and classified finch species.  The varying attributes and behaviors of these birds led Darwin to conclude that it was not by mere serendipity that each was so well-suited to its environment and lifestyle. A narrow, sharp beak gave one species the advantage over another for boring through […]

Digital Plotting: 4 Steps To Visually Track Story, Plot And Character Arcs in Fiction

Body hunched and head bowed, hammering the keys, breaking the stream of words only long enough to grab the mug and gulp down coffee that’s been cold for hours: the writer at work, delving into territories unknown. We’ve romanticized the art of fiction to almost spiritual levels.  To hear some people talk about it, you’d think simply sitting […]

Editing for Ebooks – What Do You Think?

My name is C.B. McCullough, and I’m an author.  I began my professional writing career as a ghostwriter shortly after college.  After a couple of years spent in the workforce (with writing on the side) I dove headlong into self-publishing. That was over a year ago, and I still remember my shock, when I began pricing editing services for […]

Grandma Ebo’s Take On The Fallen Odyssey

Grandma Ebo: “Where did you get all those ideas?” Me: “Oh, just stuff I daydreamed. Things in my head.” Grandma Ebo: “Well, I’m glad you got it all out of there.” Wise words from Ebo, my great-grandmother, who just turned 100 years old!  She read every word of The Fallen Odyssey and is waiting for […]

The Enrichment of Creation

“So great is the bounty with which (man) has been treated that he may now, perhaps, fairly dare to guess that in Fantasy he may actually assist in the effoliation and multiple enrichment of creation. All tales may come true .” –  J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories, 1947

Download A Free Novel by C.B. McCullough

Available for free download: C.B. McCullough’s debut novel, The Fallen Odyssey (2013).  Read this epic fantasy adventure on your Kindle for free. The Fallen Odyssey From C.B. MCCULLOUGH comes a thrilling adventure for young adults and experienced readers alike. From Amazon.com: When seventeen-year-old Justin Holmes wakes from a strange, amnesic slumber, he finds himself in an unknown […]