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May 31
Greg Dragon Author

I’m always honored when someone wants to interview little ‘ol me about writing. It gives me a chance to speak about the act of writing itself, which like any other art, is a passion where the person behind the works is ignored–unless they become an Andy Weir. LuxeLifeATL.com is a lifestyle magazine in Atlanta that features much of the news, entertainment, and the arts & culture. If you plan to visit chocolate city anytime soon, you may want to check them out to see what’s going on. From the Interview: I grew up on Science Fiction shows and movies, and I have always read Sword and Sorcery. As I grew older however, I began to notice that Science Fiction had people who looked like me, whereas Sword and Sorcery didn’t. This naturally made me pay attention to Science Fiction more, and I fell in love… [Read more]

Sep 02
Idris Elba Street

Yesterday Twitter exploded when the chocolate flavor of the decade for women, Idris Elba, was brought up YET AGAIN in the same sentence as James Bond. This time it was via some poorly chosen words by a James Bond author, Anthony Horowitz, who used the word “street” to describe Elba. The outrage trended the entire day to the point where Horowitz had to issue the standard apology that comes with social media outrage (rolls eyes). You know, the same apology that everyone does, no one believes, yet we still want it just because… There was some good that came out of it though. Lots of Idris Elba’s admirers got to show off their favorite pics of the man in a suit. There’s no shortage of Idris looking cleaner than a bar of soap, so you can imagine the amount of photos that were tweeted during… [Read more]

Jan 14

Imagine that you come home from a long, stressful day of work, and you walk inside of your house to find that you’re in The Twilight Zone. Your vision blurs, you lose your balance, and you end up in a long hallway lined with doors. The hallway seems to go on forever, and when you try one of the doors it opens up to a large 60″ television, an assortment of game systems–with games–and the cushiest seat known to man. Sounds awesome, right? The next door has a new PC, fast internet, and your Facebook profile is beckoning you to hop on and engage with friends and family. You close the door fast (that Facebook crack rock is mean!), now understanding that the doors all lead to comfortable, fun things, but you want to know what’s at the end of the hall. As you start down the hall peeking into… [Read more]

Jan 09

It’s Friday, so permit me to create a post about nothing. If you’ve been a regular visitor to the Hall—which I highly doubt being that the majority of our traffic stumbles in from Google, brand new—you will have noticed that posts have been sporadic at best due to an unannounced break by yours truly. I have an excuse though (a good one too). See, what had happened was, since I wrote so much here, people kept asking me “Greg, how come you haven’t written a book?” Truth is I had written a number of books, BUT, I was just the write em and throw em in the filing cabinet sort of person. This was until Cherry Tigris put me on, on how to rock this… and I took her advice and got bitten by the bug. Matter of fact, I just kept writing books and not… [Read more]

Oct 29

I am a hardcore reader. This has been true since I was a young boy sneaking through my mother’s novels, up until now where I fly through about two books a week. Reading has never been a bother; it has been a privilege. When I first started to think about writing a book, I was going to make it an extension of the Hall, and expound upon a topic that I felt would be helpful to our young men. My aim was to write a book about confidence. I wanted to show boys how to attain it, through proven methods, and personal ones that have helped me through the years. When I got to about 30,000 words I began to do research on reader demographics, and what I found knocked the wind out of my sails. I put a stop to the book, which I… [Read more]

Jan 28
anstractor book, greg dragon author

So I’ve written a book, a real book of 316 pages filled with all sorts of romantic drama, military skirmishes, and space ships running sorties on planets to liberate aliens. This is a far cry from many of the topics here but believe it or not, it really isn’t. My book “Anstractor” is a story about an orphaned boy who grows up to join the military and eventually help in the fight to win his planet back. For those of you who follow The Hall of The Black Dragon you know that my love and respect for our military brethren is pretty evident in my writing. Some of the articles that influenced the book are the ones which honored heroes such as Audie Murphy, Ed Eaton, and Henry Lincoln Johnson. Where romance came in, the hero of my story (if you can call him that)… [Read more]

Oct 24

Day by day we see reports of how well women are doing in the workplace leaning-in,cracking nuts and doing the damn thing. At the same time we are hearing about the failure of men at being fathers, being earners, and being educated. We are reminded that women are enrolling in college at record rates while the numbers for men are shrinking. We are rarely if ever given a reason why this is happening or a solution. Recently the website Top Masters in Education developed an infographic that tells the sad tale of how boys are fighting a losing game when it comes to academia. Quoted from the site:   In the beginning of life, boys and girls start out on mostly even footing. But not long after that, things begin to change. For every 100 females … born … 105 males are born who are enrolled… [Read more]