As mentioned in an earlier post, I'm at a crossroads again with my blog. I'm still happy with the exterior but the interior, the posts, I think, have reached a plateau in terms of excitement. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy posting "#Art of Fantasy" and I'm not planning to stop anytime soon. Staying with this … Continue reading Blogging and Writing and Polling
Well, dearest readers, I have a grin on my face that won't go away. I received an email this week from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) informing me that "Babylon's Song" has been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. If you recall, three of my stories … Continue reading Babylon’s Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!
I'm in the midst of editing a fantasy short story I'm submitting to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I'm behind on schedule already. Right now it's sitting at 30k words and I'm in the process of cutting it down to 11k, which is the maximum allowed for submission to the magazine. I'm also in the process of … Continue reading Writing Update for 2017
Every now and again I share some writerly advice from other more successful writers here. As a writer, I believe we never stop learning and this is my way of having you along with me as I nurture my own limited skill and attempt to sway Lady Luck to cast her eyes favorably upon me. … Continue reading Mark Lawrence On Writing
It's been a crazy couple of weeks. You probably noticed I posted Art of Fantasy really late last week. That is because I've been working on another flash anthology with the folks over at Kōsa Press. It's scheduled for the end of the year if everything works out. So far the collection promises an exciting … Continue reading Attack of the Deadlines
M.J. Kelly, publisher and founder of Kōsa Press, wrote an article for SFFWorld.com, one of the oldest genre websites featuring the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. In the article, Kelley talks about writers staying true to their vision when creating a universe from the ground up and he also explains the hurdles and … Continue reading SFFWorld.com: The Setbacks and Joys of Universe Building by M.J. Kelley
As an addendum to my previous post, the idea for The Mercy Giver came out of nowhere, really. I started writing randomly one day and as I wrote my words an idea formed in the back of my mind. At first I intended the story to be just a straightforward crime thriller about a psychopath on the … Continue reading The Mercy Giver: Origins and Inspiration