the nerdy resemblance is uncanny... I'm going to be gone for a little while. I am using the term AWOL a bit ironically here, since I am, in fact, heading off for some military training. For the first couple weeks, my internet/computer situation will be poor at best. As such, I won't be able to … Continue reading Going AWOL for a Bit
The second part of my Valley of Magic spin-off series has just gone live over at Altered Reality Magazine. As I mentioned before, this series follows officers of the city watch, much like my previous flash series The Adventures of Iric. This new serial also features some of the same characters from the previous stories, … Continue reading Dangerous Games, Episode 2
Here are a couple articles I came across in the past week which have some interesting things to say about short story writing...
I have not been very good at keeping up with this blog as of late. It's not something I feel the need to apologize for--sometimes life just happens. For the past year, year and a half, I have been on and off of active duty military orders. The pay was good, at least better than … Continue reading Indefinite Hiatus
Last week I picked up my fourth Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest, one of the premier SF/F writing contests and probably the best free-entry writing game around. This achievement is nothing to laugh at. With only 100 awards out of several thousand entries, it means I was in the top single-digit … Continue reading Another Honorable Mention
As an indie author, I get a lot of love from people I meet every day in person, whether in the office or at an author event. They say they are proud or envious of the work I've accomplished (which, I accept, has been significant), and always offer me wishes for success. So why is … Continue reading I’ve Been Thinking
My author event at the SFC Ray E. Duke Memorial Library on Camp Humphreys yesterday went very well. I had a small but attentive audience of around 20 or 25 people, of all ages, who seemed very excited by the StoryVerse concept I am working on with Fiction Vortex. But the thing that really made … Continue reading A Young Writer is Born!
It's been rather quiet around here lately, hasn't it? Not without good reason, though. I've been working long hours, and am currently taking mandatory online courses to boot. What free time I have is typically spent on managing the Of Metal and Magic (OMAM) authors for Fiction Vortex. Our newest member, D.W.T. Smith has been eagerly grinding … Continue reading Writing Updates
I know my reaction to the turn of the new year is a bit slow. Everything has been a bit slow for me as of late. It's the cold. Everything moves slower in the cold. Truthfully, it's probably that this past year has overwhelmed me a bit. December was a unproductive blur, after months and … Continue reading A Busy 2018 in Review
If you didn't know, Richie Billing is one of the authors in the shared fantasy universe I manage. He is also a much more dedicated and skilled blogger than I am. Check out this cool little post he recently wrote on character planning. Character Plotting Posted on November 9, 2018 by richiebilling I’m a bit of a planner … Continue reading REBLOG – Character Plotting