A Word or Two of Warning

Let me start out by saying this is not a screed against Amazon, at least not too much of one. The issue I ran into yesterday isn't exclusive to it. It's just that when the main storefront for indie books has a glitch and it rises up to bite you on the butt, it hurts--a... Continue Reading →

The body changers

Many years ago I was fascinated by Clifford Simak's 'THE WEREWOLF PRINCIPLE' ( A great idea, that I want to revisit) and of course, Roger Zelazny - who used changing of bodies in a different way in LORD OF LIGHT. I rolled my vehicle responding to an Ambulance callout (for a roll-over - our roads... Continue Reading →

Work in Progress

How do you define WIP? Yes, I know the acronym stands for "work in progress", but how do you define progress? Have you ever stopped to relate that to your actual workflow? This question brought to you by a friend who was spinning herself up into an anxiety attack with heaps of unnecessary guilt and... Continue Reading →

Ends Well

“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped them not; and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherished by our virtues.”Wm Shakespeare (All's Well that Ends Well) A story in seek of an ending must be looking for... Continue Reading →

This is the truth

"...writing is antisocial. It's solitary as masturbation. Disturb a writer when he is in the throes of creation and he is likely to turn and bite right to the bone...and not even know that he's doing it. As writer's wives and husbands often learn to their horror. And - attend me carefully, Gwen! - there... Continue Reading →

Clean Your Room

And, hail lobster, and other such coded phrases. But mostly, clean your room. I’m not an organized person by nature or training. Stuff lands on flat surfaces and stays there until I need it again. Empty flat surfaces don’t stay empty for long in this house, possibly excepting the floor. This creates a chaotic environment,... Continue Reading →

The Pretty Pretty!

I was never of the "you've got to kill the ones you love" opinion, for the same reason I was never of the "don't write what you don't know" belief. Because if you don't have a deep abiding love for what you're writing, if something about you doesn't thrill at the idea, or the characters,... Continue Reading →

Wow, what a week!

And it's only Tuesday. Even though I've been keeping my head down in an attempt to finish getting Jaguar Bound ready for release, the ripples in the universe became so strong, I had to find out what was going on. Imagine my surprise (well, not really) to find an article in GQ castigating guys because... Continue Reading →

Absolutely unique, just like everyone else.

When everything 'unique' then nothing is. Something generic would be. When everyone is a rebel, they aren't rebels, they're the establishment. 'Speaking truth to power" stops being impressive if you ARE the power, and what you're saying is very acceptable to them. I can seriously say none of these things are my problem. I happily... Continue Reading →

Moving Pains

I don't even know that I can make this about writing. Last night, we loaded everything from the apartment into a 20' truck... and let me say this. Don't hire movers through uHaul, just don't. Anyway, today we find out how much stuff survived the two hour drive after that experience. There are some things... Continue Reading →

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