Spent this afternoon getting caught up on publishing tasks. I started by updating my books page. Several stories needed to be added. It filled out pretty nicely. Here’s what it looks like now—everything I’ve published so far in one place! Pretty amazing to see how I’ve accomplished in a few years by focusing on one […]
On the left, a stack of journals, full of words. In the middle, my full length books, one of each. On the right, a wooden puzzle. Looks simple. It’s not.
There’s a lot of theoretical advice for writers out there, but not nearly enough written on practical matters. The actual how-to of writing fiction. When I was invited to write a piece for Natasha Lane’s blog, I decided to focus on the practical and wrote about 5 Tactics Novelists Can Use to Rescue Themselves from the […]
I’ve got a new story out today! Originally part of a science fiction anthology, Centurion is now available as a standalone ebook (for a mere 99 cents—I’d charge less but they don’t let me.) Here’s a little bit about the story… Centurion New planet, new problems Josu and his father trade up for a second chance […]
Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!
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Todos son bienvenidos. All are welcome. Or all should be. The news coming from Trump’s FCC puppet proposing to end Net Neutrality are not unexpected, but they are still infuriating. The internet is a great leveler, an innovation machine, an infinite resource, a tool, and a way to stay connected. It has changed my life, […]
I’ve been on a mission. A mission read a hundred science fiction classics. Most recently, I read Hyperion, an Hugo Award-winning 1989 science fiction novel by Dan Simmons. I enjoyed it so much that I also wrote a book review of Hyperion as a guest appearance on the blog of JR Handley, a military science fiction I recently met […]
I bought a thriller novella in the grocery store checkout line today. Well, I’d call it a novella. James Patterson and his publisher call them “BookShots.” Now that I’ve finally had a chance to actually read one of these, I have some thoughts. To start, I was among those chuckling under their breath when Patterson’s […]
This is the other secret that real artists know and wannabe writers don’t. When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod […]