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A Week of Writing: 1/13/20 to 1/19/20

One more week of writing in the books. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from novelist Hallie Ephron. “Outlining is like putting on training wheels. It gives me the courage to write, but we always go off… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/13/20 to 1/19/20”

Proofing Checklist: Just Nod & Smile

I recently finished the latest revision of my novel, and after all the heavy lifting was done–you know, adding new scenes, tweaking character motivations, all that–it was time for one more proof before it goes back to my agent. Now I have a pretty… Continue Reading “Proofing Checklist: Just Nod & Smile”

Ranks of the Rejected: Andrew Bourelle

This time on Ranks of the Rejected I spoke with an author who directly inspired me to get off my ass and start submitting stories on a regular basis. I met Andrew Bourelle through his brother Ed Bourelle, a friend and colleague, and we… Continue Reading “Ranks of the Rejected: Andrew Bourelle”

First Shots Fired: An Author Interview at Privateer Press

My first Iron Kingdoms novel, Acts of War: Flashpoint, drops in June, and the fine folks over at Privateer Press have gone and plastered my smiling mug on their website along with an interview about the book. If you have a sec, hop on… Continue Reading “First Shots Fired: An Author Interview at Privateer Press”

Take a Quiz, Get a Free Story from Privateer Press

Some of you might recall that I’m writing a series of novels for my former employer, Privateer Press, set in their Iron Kingdoms universe. Why am I reminding you? Well, Privateer Press has announced new editions of their award-winning tabletop miniature games WARMACHINE and… Continue Reading “Take a Quiz, Get a Free Story from Privateer Press”

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.… Continue Reading “2015: A Rearview Review”

The 7 Stages of Literary Rejection

A writer goes through a lot of emotions when that rejection letter shows up in his or her inbox, and it occurred to me these emotions are similar to those involved with grieving or loss (more or less). I’m sure you’ve all heard of the seven… Continue Reading “The 7 Stages of Literary Rejection”

Rose Blackthorn – “Worthy Vessel” Interview

I recently spoke with kickass horror writer Rose Blackthorn about her latest release “Worthy Vessel,” a novelette published by Skull Island eXpeditions/Privateer Press and set in their Iron Kingdoms universe. This was Rose’s first whack at writing media tie-in, so I asked her about… Continue Reading “Rose Blackthorn – “Worthy Vessel” Interview”

The Book of Starry Wisdom

If you have a look at the “about me” page, you’ll see I promised to use this blog as a shameless promotional vehicle. Of course, I meant for it to be a shameless promotional vehicle for me, but as it so happens, I have… Continue Reading “The Book of Starry Wisdom”

The Molotov Cocktail: Prize Winners Anthology

The Molotov Cocktail has just released a print anthology with stories collected from their quarterly flash contests. I’ve got a couple of pieces in the mix, and you can read my stories “Shadow Can” and “Night Walk” in real, honest-to-god dead tree format by clicking… Continue Reading “The Molotov Cocktail: Prize Winners Anthology”

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