Month: January 2016

Rejectomancer Resources: The Emotion Thesaurus

You’d think, being a human being, I would be passing familiar with human being body language. Yeah, not so much. When I’m writing and trying to convey emotion through character body language, I end up in this endless nod, head shake, smile, frown loop. Often…

Proofing Hit List Part One: Definitely Overused

When I finish the first draft of a story or novel, I let it sit for a few days, then I go back through it like a literary hit man, ruthlessly pounding my delete key like the trigger on a suppressed .45. Notice I…

On the Board: First Rejection of 2016

And we’re off! The first rejection of 2016 has come in, setting, I think, the proper tone for the coming Rejectomancy year. Here it is. Hi Aeryn, I had a chance to read the story.  The conceit is interesting, however it’s not really suited…

Iron Kingdoms Freebie: On a Black Tide

I wrote a novelette or a short novella a while back called “On a Black Tide” set in Privateer Press’ Iron Kingdoms universe. Privateer released the story as a special free preview to the collection Rites of Passage. The story is a pretty solid…

Ranks of the Rejected: Michael Bracken

When someone asks me what I do for a living these days, I tell them I’m a writer. I even believe it sometimes. I mean, it is my sole source of income, and I do it everyday, so, with some trepidation, I put forth…

Rejectomancer Resources: The Writer’s Guide to Weapons

If you write, then you research. You just can’t do one without the other. You simply can’t know all the little details that add that touch of realism and verisimilitude to your fiction. But there are some aspects of the real world that often get stretched…

2015: A Rearview Review

Well, it’s a new year, a blank slate of dreams and possibilities, so instead of focusing on the future and what it might bring, let’s wallow in the past. Yep, it’s one of those year-end review/summary type things we bloggers just love to do….

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