Shriveled Junk and the Importance of Other Eyes

I meant to get this post out on Wednesday, but I’ve been neck-deep in the Superstars Writing Seminar 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I’ve spent the week with about 120 different authors, while I work with a couple of buddies (Josh Vogt and Ramon Terrell) in the seminar bookstore and catch up on some book … Read more…

A Holiday Short Story Double Feature

Looking for the digital equivalent of a stocking stuffer for family, friends, or even yourself? I have a perfect gift idea for your favorite bibliophile. This holiday season, I’ve put together a special edition eBook containing two fun-filled science fiction short stories. The first story is entitled “17,” a distant future yarn about what ol’ … Read more…

The Andromeda Initiative – Personal Log 20161216.07.59

There’s only one game possessed of such deep story telling that it ever brought me to tears. Who else remembers the fall of Mordin Solus? It is with great anticipation, therefore, that I await the arrival of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Yes, I joined the Andromeda Initiative. Yes, I’ve watched both briefings available thus far. And … Read more…

Chemical Burn 2015

For nearly six years I’ve walked a jagged path full of challenges, failures, and victories. I’ve become an author, designer, editor, publisher, and even a very very minor celebrity. When I took those first steps towards becoming a full-time author, I laid out a business plan with one, two, five, and ten-year goals. So far, … Read more…

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…

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 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…

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