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Pen and Ink

I rarely work with pen and ink… not that way! Words, sure, but not drawing. Too easy to make one slip, and no erasing that mistake. But I wanted to … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

When is it okay to quit?

Originally posted on Brad R. Torgersen:
Harshness ahead. You were warned. There have been a very few instances when I’ve encountered a writer who is clearly wasting his/her time. I…

September 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Writing Dreams

I’ve been writing in stolen moments for a long time. Some of my first work, like Twisted Breath of God, which was written sometime in 2001, happened while I had … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 1 Comment


Sometimes when the going gets tough, it helps to remember why I’m doing this, and for whom. It’s not for me, it’s about them.  

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Incredibly Late

I know, I’m late, I’m late… but it’s been an interesting day so far. Three weeks worth of laundry, and the First Reader is sick, poor man, so I did … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Loose Ends

Mirror-Posted at Mad Genius Club this morning Life is all about uncertainties. Fiction, on the other hand, is required to make sense, or your readers throw things (like your book) … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Review: The Corpse Reader

I was sick enough the other day to read. As odd as that sounds, when I’m at the point where I’m too uncomfortable to sleep, and too miserable to do … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Snot Funny

Since my friends all seem to think that a stuffed-up head is hilarious, I’m playing along. Q: So what is snot?  A: Snot is the mucous your sinuses produce in … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 14 Comments

Medicine and Healing in SFF

Hattip to Michael Kabongo for the topic suggestion. After three(ish) days sick now, this is a timely topic. One of my favorite SF series on this topic is James White’s … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Overflowing Desk

So the fever broke sometime last night. I’m honestly not sure what I did and said for about 36 hours before that… But my brain is back. And recoiling in … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gentlemen, You have no Idea why People Read…

This is a guest post by a friend and very articulate man, who posted this letter he sent to the editors of Analog, explaining why he felt compelled to cancel … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 13 Comments


I’m sure I ate stuff this week. But at the moment, I have a head full of congestion, and my brain isn’t firing on all cylinders. Maybe I need to … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

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