House Training a Novel

I knew house training a puppy would be challenging, but I didn't think it would be akin to writing a novel. Patience: The number one goal of training a puppy and for writing a novel. Patience with self, with the dog, with the book. It will get there, one way or the other, but you need to have... Continue Reading →


You know, a lot of people talk about the pains of writing a book. The hours of hammering away on the keyboard, the plotting of the world, the developing subplot buried in the plot that you really didn't mean to have happen but oh it's so nice to see it work... writing is a challenge,... Continue Reading →

Advance and Retreat

I was looking over some stuff this past week (well, two weeks really) about book advances being incomparable to the advances we were seeing 15 years ago (okay, the book advances others were seeing 15 years ago... I was still in college then and had no clue I was going to be a published fiction... Continue Reading →

Open Floor

Okay, so I'll admit that today kind of caught me off guard, hence the late post. I've been staying away from writing tips lately (mainly because most people give suggestions that would turn you into an Impressionist and teach you something while I would stare at the blank wall and try not to make my... Continue Reading →

Operation Supply Drop

First off, I hope everyone who is attending Dragon*Con this weekend has a fun and safe time. Remember to drink water, eat once in a awhile and to shower daily. No, Axe body spray does not count. If you know anything about me, you know that I am a hardcore gamer. If it has pixels... Continue Reading →

I Write Fanfic

My apologies for the tardiness of this post. I was up until 0330 last night writing. If you know me, you know that my usual bedtime is around 2300. Hi, my name is Jason, and I recently committed a heinous sin. Very seldom do I get a chance to hang around friends. Or people, for... Continue Reading →

Felix Natalis Mihi

I'm taking advantage of the fact that it's my birthday this weekend and being incredibly lazy by simply throwing open the gates to the barbarians (that means you lot, sheesh). Your topic today, your choice. Rant, rave, whatever. I don't care. I'm getting old *sniff* and I figure this last little rebellion of mine won't... Continue Reading →

Baser Instincts

It's the first Friday of the month again. For some reason I thought I had another week until it was my turn. Weird, right? Part of the really cool thing about the Mad Genius Club is that I get to stand on my little soapbox for a day and you all must bow down and... Continue Reading →

It’s Complicated

I'm going to talk about something today that is on everyone's mind and lips. I'm going to talk about that controversial event that is coming up that has some people cheering and gleefully grinning, with others "tsking" and shaking their heads and wagging their fingers at such an abomination and corruption of something pure and... Continue Reading →

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