Flinch Training

In our polarized world, we are facing a constant onslaught of messages. From the practical of 'look both ways before you cross the street' to the insane gaslighting of 'glyphosate causes cancer' we're bombarded at every turn. It's on the news, on the internet, and in our fiction. We can't escape it, it seems. My... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Hispanic Authors of SFF

I'm not a fan of identity politics. I won't play that game. When I'm asked to submit work as a 'woman writer' I'm more likely to walk away silently. Either I'm a writer, or not. The fact that I'm female has absolutely nothing to do with it, and I refuse to be given a stepstool... Continue Reading →

Sandwich Rules

The First Reader and I share a kindle account. We've talked about separating it out, but we do enjoy many of the same books, and so we haven't made the effort. This has led to a couple of problems, though. He never knows if a book is a library book, a KU read, or what...... Continue Reading →

Writing to Market

This is a perennial author concern. Will what I am writing sell? Will lots of people want it? How do I know what the market wants? One of the fantastic things about writing Indie is that you are freed from strictly writing to Market. In theory, there are readers for everything out there. It's just...... Continue Reading →

What do you want to read?

First off, I have to give a hat tip to Jason Cordova for this topic. On his FB page today, he commented that he was tired of all the¬†stories where¬†"the US is a fractured dystopia. You know what I want to see? A fractured dystopian world in which the last guardians of the gate is... Continue Reading →

Walking the tightrope

There's a tightrope every author walks these days, whether they admit it or not. It's not new. It is probably as old as that first storyteller sitting around the fire entertaining the family or tribe. It is that line between entertainment and message and how much of one spoils the other. It is an issue... Continue Reading →

10 Points to Writers!

Hear, O fellow authors, and consider this. Writing is not a competition. There is not a scarcity of readers, and although there has been for lo, these many years an artificial scarcity of of reading material, that drought is coming to an end with the Age of Indie. So why do we hear fearsome cries... Continue Reading →

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