Release Day: “Grotesquery”

My first ebook is available exclusively as an Amazon Kindle download. This sword and sorcery fantasy is a short story based (very) loosely on my research of medieval Wales. The ebook will be offered for free as an All Hallow's Eve deal from tomorrow (Monday) through Thursday. Subscribers of Kindle Unlimited will continue to have… Continue reading Release Day: “Grotesquery”

MileHiCon 50 Thoughts

There's a quality of fiction that's modeling--that's showing a model of the world. Author Paolo Bacigalupi said this last Friday during a panel discussion at MileHiCon, a literary speculative fiction convention. His line is one of the best things I heard at the convention. That's one of my favorite uses of fiction: the modeling. Bacigalupi… Continue reading MileHiCon 50 Thoughts

David Farland Missed the Point About Discrimination in the Writing World

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A speculative fiction author published a blog post that I feel needs attention before it spreads through the writing community as gospel. In "Discrimination in the Writing World", David Farland opened with, A few days ago, I saw a Facebook post from a woman who complained that she didn’t want to see panels by “boring,… Continue reading David Farland Missed the Point About Discrimination in the Writing World

Goodbye, Camp NaNoWriMo 2018

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When I posted "NaNoWriMo 2018: Late to Camp", we were already in the second week of July. I'd committed to a new project and no cabin for encouragement. Feeling alone and behind schedule makes for an intimidating start. Fortunately, Camp is far more relaxed than the big NaNoWriMo challenge in November. A few people joined… Continue reading Goodbye, Camp NaNoWriMo 2018

Self-Propellent to a Mile High Convention

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Hello, This is a different type of post than I've written before. Below is an excerpt from my GoFundMe fundraiser. MileHiCon  is an annual literary speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy) event in Colorado. It's not a huge event like WorldCon (a literary event) or ComicCon (for comics, often focused on speculative fiction), making it… Continue reading Self-Propellent to a Mile High Convention

NaNoWriMo 2018: Late to Camp

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More than a week into the month, I've decided to join the current Camp NaNoWriMo. Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat, designed for maximum flexibility and creativity. We have Camp sessions in both April and July, and we welcome word-count goals between 30 and 1,000,000. In addition, writers can tackle any project they’d like,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018: Late to Camp