Write Better, Not Just Faster

Man, I just don’t know about this.  Belinda Frisch linked to this post at WORST BOOK EVER, and while I think they may have a point, I just can’t agree with the conclusions they draw from it: Write faster, no…

Back on the Air

Good morning! Sorry for my silence the past few days — I was busy getting ready for, and then recovering from, Norwescon, the big annual regional science-fiction convention. Not that I really saw anything of the convention itself — I…

Writing in Coffeehouses

Here’s an article in the Atlantic that I immediately identified with — “Working Best at Coffee Shops.” I figured out quite a while ago that when I’m writing, I get a lot more done at a coffee shop (such as…

A Veteran Of A Thousand Psychic Wars

I was pleasantly surprised by the content of Anne R. Allen’s post, “3 Questions to Ask Before You Jump on the Indie Publishing Bandwagon.” For one thing, with a title like that and the use of the word “bandwagon,” I…

"Insidious"

“Insidious”

I was up way too late last night, but I think it was worth it. I’ve been pushing myself pretty hard lately, and decided I needed a night to relax, and what better way to relax than to go spend…

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

. . . or in this case, it’s worth about 60,000 words: Yes, it’s live — you can click on the image above and it’ll take you to its page on Amazon right now. (I’m a little excited. Can you…

We Are All Savages Inside

THE INTERN linked to a really great piece of advice column writing, in answer to a question from a writer about how to get over the bitter jealousy they feel towards the success of other writers, and it makes a…

Quote of the night:

From Jim Steinman: “There’s so many things that have beautiful gods in them – y’know, amplifiers, guitars, motorcycles, girls’ eyes, screams in the middle of New York City some nights, moons, there’s millions of them.” — The Dark Knight Returns.

Conversion Aversion

Okay, I’m going to do my absolute best not to be snarky here.  I’m a fairly technical person — I’m a web programmer when I’m out there in Day Job Land — and I understand that not everyone is as…

From Print to Pixels

Okay, I’ve finally finished something I’ve been putting off for a while. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been polishing up Slices — re-working the intro, clearing up a few typos, completely redesigning the cover. Stayed up…