The Dark Corner: Episode 4 - The Basement

Things have changed over the last month or so. One of those things is the next episode in The Dark Corner saga called The Basement. I have been talking about this for a while and here is an update for you to wet your appetite until it is finally released. Read More »

Ant-Man and Writing

A belated look at the last superheroic cinematic release of 2015, Ant-Man and its writing chops and lack thereof. Read More »

RIU - Meechum Forest

In my short story The Forest, the Baker family encountered some odd and deadly within its confines. What is the story that spawned this danger? We attempt to get to the bottom of it in this new RIU Data File. Read More »

R.I.U. - The Creation of a Universe

What is happening before your eyes is the creation of a universe. Read More »

The Journey Begins

Welcome to the official website of novelist Easton Livingston. Read More »


Ant-Man and Writing


Ant-Man was the last superheroic movie that was added to the Marvel cinematic movie continuity last year (weird saying that). I didn’t get to it until later on in the year much after the fact. I had some time to watch it last month so I sat down and give it a look. Of course, when I watch a movie I’m not just looking to be entertained. I’m looking at all of the nuances like camera shots, dialogue, and the overall writing which to me, if it’s bad, the whole movie is a wash and it won’t matter what actor you put in it to try to save it. I was wondering if this was going to be one of those movies.

Back In the Saddle Again


Sometimes, God’s providential hand turns things in a direction that you don’t intend and by the time you look up, it has catapulted you into the future. I say that for hiatus from posting here for a few months. Here it is I was lightly scolding others for going eight months without a posting. No, I haven’t been that egregious yet so I can still wave that flag. But the fact that I have gone have that time isn’t saying much in my favor. So, time to get back up on the horse and let my two fans (I’m sure I’ve lost one by now) know what’s going on at R.I.U. Central.

City of Heroes: The MMO That Started It All


In 2004, I experienced my very first MMORPG. I was waiting with bated breath for it to be released and got it on the first day that it came out. I bought the strategy guide and spent countless hours on that game. That game had a profound impact on my writing and still does today.

Book Review – Iron Man: Armor Trap

Iron Man Aromor Trap

Next in my series of books read is Iron Man-The Armor Trap. I’ve been reading this for a while and there’s a reason for that. It was laborious to get through this. Bordering on excruciating. But I like to finish what I start and in the end I ultimately learn something about writing.

The Reason for My Website


Nowadays, having a website for just about any endeavor to engage people is a must. But many people have no idea what they want their website to do or the specific purpose of their website. Writers are included in that. This got me to thinking which always gets me to writing about it.

Netflix’s Daredevil and Writing


Daredevil has always been a favorite superhero of mine since the mid-1980s when Frank Miller redefined him. I’ve been collecting his comic off and on ever since. I was disappointed tremendously when the movie version of Daredevil was released in 2003 (just adding to one of the many reasons I loathe seeing Ben Affleck in any superhero film). Well, Marvel has rebooted him in a series on Netflix which was recently released. Of course, I had to do one of my infamous posts on it.

My Book Cover Journey: Part III – The Business


It’s generally understood that the three top things that sells a book are the price, the description, and the book cover. That’s just part of the business and it’s a part that we have to deal with business-like. That means when we are ready to get that cover done, we already have our agreement in hand and ready to send off to the designer, illustrator, or both if they are all one person. But do you really have to spend hundreds of dollars to have a lawyer draft you up one? Uh…the answer to that is an unequivocal, no. Here’s what you need to do.