The Perils of Multitasking and Time Delays

So, I have to pony up a faux pas I made in my last post. Remember when I said that R.C. was the only one who picked up on the fact that I had a character sitting in a frozen cave buck naked during a thirty minute conversation? Yeah, well that wasn’t entirely accurate. My … 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…

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…

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 Halloween Short Story Treat…

Seeing as I’m stuck at home this Halloween, I wanted to do my part for the spirit of the spooky holiday. The story is called “The Resurrection of Samhain,” which originally appeared in The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth from Bibliotheca Alexandrina in August, 2011 and again in in Out … Read more…

My First Real Book Signing…

I’ve always been embarrassed by even the thought of “celebrating” my own writing. A couple of years ago I was in a writing group where a guy busted my chops because he’d found out from someone else that I’d been a finalist in the Colorado Gold contest… eight months after we’d met. I’d just never really … Read more…

New QJA Titles in June!

June promises to be the biggest, bestest, most sparkly month of my writing career… to date, at least. I’ve posted bits and pieces for the past couple of months, but I wanted to highlight today what I have going on. June 11th marks the release of two titles I’m very proud of. The first is Out … Read more…

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