Settling into the reins

Happy 2019.  Hope you’re recovered from the holidays and settled into the reins of a new year. On the fiction front, Beneath the Broken Moon is currently under the editor’s knife at Shawn Coyne’s Story Grid. My previous experience with an Editorial Service was, to put it politely, disappointing. (I don’t appreciate being viewed as […]

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Making it easy on Beta Readers

I’ve always understood ‘Beta Readers’ to be those long suffering friends and family of writers who are willing – after putting up with the author while they were writing the novel – to then read it, in its entirety, for internal consistency.  They’re not copy editors or grammar nazis scrutinizing for typos and errant semicolons. […]

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Three Quick Thoughts on Writing

It’s work. No getting around this. I get flowing with inspiration but most of the time you’ve got to take a deep breath, dive in and trust inspiration to follow. Writing begets writing. Anything worth doing is worth the time and effort to do well. Step back. Take a breather, fine. But don’t give up. […]

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Semper Gumby

More ‘graphs from my latest mil sf WIP, ZOMBIE SIX.   SEMPER GUMBY     Rucker and I watched Tien Chang burn. Not like we hadn’t seen the effects of an orbital strike before. But there’s just something about fire. We were across the river, five kilometers away, and could still hear it roar. Buildings […]

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