Author Archives: chuckmall

About chuckmall

Fiction and food writer. Author of "The Owl Motel: And Other Places Where You Are Not Welcome."

How I Develop a Recipe

To create your own recipe, you need to modify and make it your own. It’s easier than you think. Continue reading

Posted in Food writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Strangest Quotes You Have Ever Heard, No Kidding

Here’s what happens when you open an old box you forgot you had and look inside… Continue reading

Posted in Words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Doomsday Escapers

For awhile I was hooked on the TV show Doomsday Preppers. It all seemed so real, what could happen to take society down. While not highly likely, the scenarios preppers thought of became more plausible with each passing episode: A … Continue reading

Posted in Dystopian fiction, Sci-fi, Writing Angst, YA fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Secret about Historical Fiction and Sci-Fi

Chicago is known for its long horrible winters, and being a writer and avid reader, I always have plenty to do indoors. However, sometimes the writing is arduous and you need a break. Then you get to that weird in-between-good-books … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Fiction, Sci-fi | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Write to the Market?

I started with good intentions. When I was in elementary and middle school, I wrote about the small things close to me and my life. I lived in a closed world and could not see outside that narrow horizon. Though … Continue reading

Posted in Writing Angst | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stranger in a Strange Land

Not long ago I decided to admit that I will never be able to read all the good sci-fi that’s out there. Sci-fi is a relatively new genre, having only become a body of work on the literary scene in … Continue reading

Posted in Sci-fi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment