Yes, It’s Revision… But Is It DELICIOUS?

Sheldon Helping 14

Like other folks, lots of writers have pets. And while it had been a whole lot of years since I had pets, for Christmas my guys got me a cat. Sheldon. Very cool cat. Likes to help. Really likes to help with revision, which is generally not an area where I welcome help. Here. Let me show you… How about … Continue reading →

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Me, faith, God… and the good and kind folks who like me…

stones and gravity

I received today a truly wonderful email from a very kind woman with whom I had previously corresponded. In it she talked about this being the year of Christian/Jewish Restoration, and about how we were both due, and about how “I know you don’t like God all that much…” And she included a video to a beautiful Christian song, and … Continue reading →

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Minerva Wakes Hardcover Delay

Minerva Wakes

Today was going to be my Get The Minerva Wakes Hardcover Done day. But I work exclusively on a Mac. And in indie publishing, POD publishers give no love to the Mac. I did a gorgeous job of formatting the book. All chapters on right-hand pages. No headers or page numbers on chapter pages. Nothing on blank left-hand pages opposite … Continue reading →

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The Tale of the Tail in the TalysMana Revision

Revision Help

Last Friday, I printed out my manuscript and my revision worksheets, located my¬† pens, and set everything aside. Saturday was to be my first day of revision. And Saturday with the the big table cleared for writing, I started into revising my badly wrecked fantasy novel TalysMana, written back in 2010. I was planning on doing the way I always … Continue reading →

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The Philosopher’s Gambit, Episode 3 of Tales from The Longview, is live!

The Philosopher Gambit: Longview 3

This story has been done (except for the teaser for Episode 4) since early 2015. It’s the follow-up to The Selling of Suzee Delight, and follows the regulars from the first two episodes, plus some new folks. Tales from The Longview is my approach to a dystopian universe — told from the point of view of people not content to … Continue reading →

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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cultural Appropriation: A question for other writers

The objective of writing science fiction, fantasy, (and fiction in general) is to explore the world of what could be, what should be, what should never be — to challenge your own assumptions, to discover, uncover, or invent new ways of thinking about life and new ways of seeing the world, humanity, and life, to expand beyond what is. Standing … Continue reading →

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