Readers—and writers—like to see problems solved and villains defeated. The problems in our stories spring from problems in shared reality, though, and the enjoyment we derive from seeing evil defeated and wrongs righted should motivate us in the real world long after. Let us be willing to speak out against what’s wrong or unjust as readily as we cheer for the hero when they step on screen. Continue reading
Here’s a post from my Facebook Page. And to think, people pay me for words that I write! Two and a half things: I am ridiculous, and I’m starting a newsletter, and I’m going to sneak a fun half-thing into a footnote of this post because why not? THING ONE: I finally let … Continue reading
As I write this, I’m home sick from the day job. I’m a little woozy but every time I lie down I start having psychedelic dreams about my day job. Not bad dreams, necessarily, but wicked trippy. So here I am, sitting up instead and being abused by the cat for not being a more accommodating … Continue reading
I am extremely pleased to say that I will soon be breaking into the realm of actual, physical bookstores! Atomic Empire will be carrying a few copies of Perishables and Tooth & Nail in their local authors section as soon as I get over there to supply them with copies. Atomic Empire (and before, when … Continue reading
Reason #427 why editors just might be a good idea: when my editor noticed I’d described a wench attached to the front of a car instead of the winch I intended.
Revamps. Get it? Ha! I kill me! I read a fantastic idea for free marketing: give one’s characters their own Tumblrs. Roderick – Withrow’s psychopath cousin – would absolutely have a Tumblr of bizarro stuff and Withrow would love Tumblr’s endless stream of classic cars and movie posters. They would of course follow one another. … Continue reading
I’m currently waiting for my editor to get back to me with the first round of suggested revisions, questions, & et cetera, for Tooth & Nail. I find this to be kind of a nail-biting experience. He’s told me that he likes it, which is good, but he’s also told me that he’s concerned at the … Continue reading