I was listening to an older episode of Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing and ran across an interview with Neil Gaiman. He noted the difficulty of writing when one’s computer offers so many avenues for distraction (from the internet to spider solitaire). He suggested switching the internet off or writing for a while with pen and paper.
Pen and paper. Continue reading
At the start of December I sent an application to the novel-writing workshop Taos Toolbox. A few days before Christmas, I found out that I’d been accepted. Despite the lack of exclamation points thus far, I’m extremely excited. I’m really pleased I got in, and owe a debt of thanks to my critique group (the Minnows), who worked really hard to make sure my application and writing sample were up to par. Continue reading
With stories in two anthologies (Out of Time, In a Land Far Away), I’m hard at work on new stories for the next anthology by the Minnows Literary Group.
Also, I’m revising a novella and working on a sci-fi and a fantasy novel.
A few people have asked if “Widow in the Woods” (from Out of Time) will have a sequel. Yes. I’m not sure when. Check back.
I am pleased to announce that In a Land Far Away, a collection of fairy tales, is available at Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats. I have two shorts stories in this one, and highly recommend the work of my co-authors as well. As with Out of Time, proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders, so you can enjoy some great new fiction while supporting a good cause.
All the authors involved are currently working on stories for yet another collection and are all working on independent projects as well. So, get a copy, get to know the writers, and keep an eye out for upcoming projects!
I fell in love with science fiction my freshman year of college. And storytelling not long after that. I’d become a last-minute fan of Star Trek: TNG just a half season before it ended. About six months after that, I saw Stargate and, for reasons that weren’t clear to me then, I kept going back to see it. Something drew me a dozen more times to see it before it left the theater. I was an undergrad. The only way I could afford a baker’s dozen viewings was to save my measly funds meant for vending-machine coffee and hit the cheaper midnight showings. I went back again and again, mesmerized by something a fellow student criticized as a “predictable flick with stock characters.” I assumed by predictable, she meant that the good guys won, and by stock characters, she meant villains and heroes. Continue reading