My dad died during my final year of law school. He never woke up from his third heart bypass surgery. I stood next to his bed in ICU when they switched off the machines. I remember how at the last moment his eyelids had opened, but his irises were all milky and faded. They were … Continue reading The Silent Art of Journaling
Today's blog post is slightly different from normal. I'm signal boosting a fellow author and writing buddy on Thunderclap. Her name is Jessica West and she is über talented. We are both alumni of the Virtual Writer Workshop hosted by M.J. Kelley, and she edited Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones. We are also fellow contributors on a … Continue reading Thunderclap: A Strange Alliance – #WeirdWest
The other day I asked some friends of mine on Facebook about the advantages of still writing for online magazines--specifically speculative fiction magazines. My question was less prompted by a search for bragging rights than it was about searching for ways to find more eyeballs on my work. My query resulted in two confirmations: 1) … Continue reading Writing Markets for Speculative Fiction Writers
I found this article useful. It makes you think about how we view recurring characters in fantasy, the giant impact Tolkien had on this genre, and how we should use more creative freedom in generating our stories. There are no limits on how high our imaginations can soar. There are no limits on worldbuilding, on … Continue reading Dwarves, Dragons, Wizards and Elves: Thinking About the Standard Fantasy Setting
I discovered tsū over the weekend, mostly because I saw people talking about it and I decided I didn't want to be left out in the cold in case tsū is some kind of wonderful. I don't know yet if it is, but it's fun to try new things and so I did. If you click this … Continue reading I’m new on tsū
And Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones is live. Of course the timing is perfect for Cyber Monday. Personally I don't think it's a bad story. Then again, I might be biased. Fortunately for me you can tell me if Bullies is a good story and that way we can cure me of my bias. And … Continue reading Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones is Live!