Horror vs Fantasy Redux

I’ve written before about the key differences between horror and adventure (a term I use to include all the flavors of fantasy that are not horror), specifically here: horror-vs-adventure Now I have a reason to talk about this… Read More

Finding Your Voice

Everyone starts the same way, I think, by imitating their favorite authors. I was a Heinlein clone, then a knockoff Hemingway, for a while I was a poor Vonnegut. No matter who you are impressed with or how… Read More

Isolation & Rescue

Stephen King said in On Writing that he believed most writers spent some part of their childhood physically isolated in a way that books became their whole world for a time. I don’t know if that’s true about… Read More

Notes

I like to think of myself as someone who doesn’t fetishize tools, but the truth is I can’t write without my special Microsoft ergonomic keyboard. I’m so dependent on it, in fact, that I buy multiple backups on… Read More

Self Publishing

I’ve never wanted to be self-published. Nothing against it, but personally my goal has been to do it the old fashioned way: get an agent, sell a book, get a contract. I know I’m a good writer, I’ve… Read More

Back!

So the last eight months has been too confusing to do much on this site. Between selling our house, moving into temporary quarters and then moving half way across the country to San Diego, I could just barely… Read More

Rejecting Agent Carter

(Not to reiterate the dire nature of our situation as a society, but I’ll just take a moment to remind you that the forces of people who are (probably) pro titty-twister, pro swirly, and anti-D&D are at this very… Read More

Genius Minus One

(Remember, I’m still fighting for my life against the armies of evil and need your support to make sure America is safe from the future. Go here and pre-order my book to do your part in the fight against… Read More

Kill Them. Kill Them All.

(Before we get started, I’m just going to remind you that I’m locked in a cage match of death over at Inkshares and I need your support to get out of it alive. Go here and pre-order my… Read More

Rewriting

How much fun do you think it would be to read the same book over and over again for six months?  A lot of fun or just a whole bunch of fun?  If you chose either of those… Read More