|| I'm not going to lie, 2020 was a really hard year for pretty much everyone. I was fortunate enough to have my day job shift to telework, but it still took a huge toll on my creativity. I struggled to write, especially when it came to new writing, as opposed to editing. That being … Continue reading New Year, Who Dis?
Oh, No, Not Again: Occam’s .44
|| Another year down, another Fark Fiction Anthology available for your purchase on Amazon! I was once again honored to be one of the volunteer editors for our annual effort to highlight the Fark Community's writing skills, this year titled Oh, No, Not Again. I'm extremely proud of it, and also happy that … Continue reading Oh, No, Not Again: Occam’s .44
|| I started November with a decent plan for NaNoWriMo that allowed for a 25k personal goal, with the easy addition of an extra 25k as a stretch goal. I wrote a novella a couple years ago that was begging to be at least a trilogy, with each volume needing to be right around 25k … Continue reading 645
|| I wrote about my approach to this year's NaNoWriMo but not in terms of my actual workflow. I have been writing via a combination of Google Docs and Libre Office, and creating a new document for each chapter and or day that I write. At the end of each day I have been entering … Continue reading Crises Averted!
A Trifecta of #NaNoWriMo Inspiration
|| NaNoWriMo is once again almost upon us, and I will once again be diving in. In my imagination I'll be able to write a couple times a day, midmorning and early evening, perhaps. Writing with the ease and wit of a seasoned author, I'll smile as I type. Similes will radiate like a warm, … Continue reading A Trifecta of #NaNoWriMo Inspiration
Why ALL Fiction is Science Fiction
Why ALL Fiction is Science Fiction* || Imagine if you will a recording studio. There's a control room with tables and banks of countless knobs, switches, and slides, used to control almost every sound produced in the sound booth. Here, soundproofed from external noise the musicians, actors, or foleys ply their audiotastic trade. Writing, at … Continue reading Why ALL Fiction is Science Fiction
The Writer’s Conversation
The Writer's Conversation A few years back I had the pleasure of meeting the ridiculously talented Tony Noland, when his work brought him Portland ways. I offered to show him around the city a bit, but we didn't make much past Powell's coffee shop, where we talked for quite awhile about writing. This was, perhaps, … Continue reading The Writer’s Conversation
Write More Right Now
I started this blog about a year and a half ago. When I first created it, I populated it with several different categories, as a means of organizing the subjects I wanted to write about. I have done an OK job of posting #FridayFlash pieces, but have pretty much neglected everything else. So, I am … Continue reading Write More Right Now