Victims of Abuse, Easy Labels, and Fiction

Rant warning. Are we getting too eager to be seen as victims? What happened to brushing the dust off your shoulders and going on with life? “Nowadays, we are conditioned to see ourselves as potential victims of numerous groups, races, organizations, institutions, chemicals, climates, and people. It’s almost humorous the degree to which some willContinue reading “Victims of Abuse, Easy Labels, and Fiction”

The Everwind Times: A Newspaper for Another World

Author and friend Janden Daniel Hale (a pen name for Dan Donche) has begun promoting his dark science fiction series Everwind in a lot of unique ways online. There are the posts on Facebook and the interviews a lot of authors do, but I like his unique style in using spoken word and graphic design to buildContinue reading “The Everwind Times: A Newspaper for Another World”

Donald Maass: Boundary-Breaking Fiction

Along with all the mountains — no, continents — of praise I have already thrown onto this blog about the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, I have one more. And this is something that shatters that particular boundary, something that needs to reach writers everywhere. On Saturday, while we enjoyed lunch in the hotel’s elegant ballroom,Continue reading “Donald Maass: Boundary-Breaking Fiction”

Pikes Peak Writers Conference: Coming Up Fast

Well, as I have stated before, the Pikes Peak Writers Conference is coming up fast. Slightly under two weeks until we are there. Right now, it costs about $450, but I’m passing along the word that it’s one of the top ten writers conferences in the country, and is the friendliest overall. Seriously, a Marriott with aContinue reading “Pikes Peak Writers Conference: Coming Up Fast”

Why I Picked Traditional Publishing

Ah, yes, the old chestnut of self-publishing vs. traditional. As if nobody was blogging about this before… Authors are presented with a lot of options these days, when they want to get published. That’s not news to you. You already know the Kindle, and other outlets like PubIt! (for Barnes and Noble’s Nook) and CreatespaceContinue reading “Why I Picked Traditional Publishing”

With the End in Sight…

After a lot of freeze-ups and mediocre resolve to finish my novels, and more than a few nights wondering if  I was ever going to finish it, the end is in sight. Now things are clipping along with a little more purpose in sight. It looks like there is a point to the whole novelContinue reading “With the End in Sight…”