Thoughts on my NaNoWriMo 2022 experience, and NaNo in general
Hats for Bats
You can actually get pretty crazy with your world building details, if the Ottomans are any judge of things.
Awards Eligibility for 2019
My awards eligibility post for 2019
The Fairy Folk
The Fairy Folk, first published in Andromeda Spaceways #73, December, 2018
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Submission Grinder is a nice way to track your story submissions, but can also provide you some useful insight into your improvement as a writer.
This is something I’ve been noticing more and more lately, to the point its begun to irritate me in books I’m reading. It’s the use of phrases like “a long moment” to denote a pause in a conversation or an action. And yes, this is something I’ve used myself in past stories and novels, and…
Ah, the life of an author. Drinking champagne, eating caviar, traveling to exotic locations where we write under the shade of a great tree while watching the lapping waves of the cobalt blue Mediterranean as they tease the sandy shore. Or not. Well, we’ll get there some day I hope. Probably not. 🙂 There’s a…
I want to get some thoughts down about my experiences during the past week before they begin to fade too much. I posted for friends and family on Facebook, so I’ll pull some of my words from those daily missives. I arrived on Saturday evening after swinging through New Jersey to pick up Elsa, another…
August is drawing to a rapid close. Hopefully this week won’t drag too badly, I’m looking forward to a three-day weekend (despite the forecast for rain off and on all weekend). But it seems a good time to pass along a few thoughts on random, seemingly unrelated topics. Game of Thrones – I’ve been hearing…
Crotchety is one of those rarely used words that should be thrust back into the spotlight again. And I’m just the crotchety old bastard to do so. So bear with me as I go all “get off my lawn” on your asses. That’s just how I roll. According to the much loved and every popular…