Tokyo Yakuza on the Rise – A Freelance Success

I’m doing everything I can these days to become a fulltime freelancer. With bills being what they are and my old “perfect day gig” having mostly dried up, I need a new revenue stream. Working with Kathryn S. Renta of LatchKeyArtist.com, we’ve been doing banner work for TOR and Kevin J. Anderson, as well as … Read more…

Wattpad, SIGI, and Writing Techniques New and Old

I posted a new section for the on-going SIGI story I’m using as a test-bed on the Wattpad platform. SIGI is a very serialized sort of tale featuring a new-born, sentient robotic insect destined to become a superspy and, eventually, to save the world. I must admit that the prose thus far is a bit experimental, … Read more…

My First Book Bundle: A Cornucopia of Authors

I crossed another milestone today, and I’m tickled pink about it. As most of you know, I’ve been producing the Penny Dread Tales series for four years now. As a result, Kevin J. Anderson of WordFire Press published The Best of Penny Dread Tales, which did really well at PensaCon and should continue to delight readers … Read more…

Of Language Ownership and the War for My Literary Soul

Recent events surrounding the on-going Hugo / SFWA / sci-fi culture war recently prompted me to suggest to some author friends that we undertake a panel on professionalism. As a result, one of them (Betsy Dornbush) linked up a rather germane article by Hugo-award-winning author “Kameron Hurley on Trigger Warnings and Neil Gaiman.” I read … Read more…

Wattpad Experiment Continues with More SIGI

As I mentioned last week, I’m using my SIGI (Sentient Intelligence Gathering Insect) storyline as my first trial on WattPad, a social writing website. The purpose is two fold. Naturally, I want to expose more folks to my writing, but I also want to see what sort of contributions readers in WattPad can make to a … Read more…

Older Title Experiment on Wattpad

My novelette Voices on the Wind has been out for some time. In fact, the original draft of that story was written almost twenty years ago. It’s a fell-good story with strong father/son/family overtones and a dash of Native American flavor added. I’ve always had an appreciate for Native American culture and themes, and this story seemed … Read more…

Wattpad Added to Toolbox vis-a-vis SIGI

At the 2015 Superstars Seminar last week, I discovered what may be an extremely potent tool for writers at all levels of their career. The tool is Wattpad, and it’s likely you’ll see me vetting a number of different storylines there. Wattpad can best be described as a social media site for writers to share … Read more…

A Fact of Life and Business

Once upon a time there was a plumber named Bob and a home-builder named Tom. On a bright, sunny day, Tom asked Bob to tile a bathroom for a home. Tom intended to sell this home to either investors or other homebuilders. The two men agreed upon an estimated price for the work, and with … Read more…

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