Concert Quest

Concert Quest

by So I had a story idea several years, jotted down the first couple of paragraphs of the opening scene and then, as so often happens, left it in an idea file and haven’t really looked at again. Although, it’s one of the things I’m certain is in there. Lots of things in the idea …

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Psst! Do you like fanfic?

Psst! Do you like fanfic?

by In particular, Star Trek fanfic? I’ve got two available now. And more on the way. So far, there are two of seven shorts available, and there will be a novel in there somewhere, too, because it’s going through the final draft reading right now. Mostly, I enjoy working with the supporting and background characters …

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The Ease of Indie Publishing

The Ease of Indie Publishing

by Warning: long post. So diving into the world of independent publishing with your books is easy, right? Finish the story, slap some art on it, save it in the right format, upload, and let the millions role in. Okay, first, if you’re using the word millions and talking about your independent publishing empire, you’re …

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The Zeroth Draft

The Zeroth Draft

by So I’ve written plenty of times before about how my basic story writing process works from first to final draft: story dump, read through, fix what’s broken, make it pretty, read it aloud. I don’t think I’ve ever really written about what goes into things before the first draft. What makes up the 0th …

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Writing Report for February 2019

Writing Report for February 2019

by A good month, although a lot lighter than January, mainly due to doing only a little writing, and that by hand, during the vacation trip to (mostly) to Curaçao that was more or less a diary of the trip. 27 writing days out of a possible 28. Groundhog day got missed completely for reasons. …

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Book Covers

Book Covers

by So it’s 25 February 2019 and, aside from the snow and a minor basement flood, deep February in southern Ontario is pretty much like I’ve grown to expect in recent years. I know there will be an actual writing update a few days, nut there are a couple things I wanted to talk about …

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Men of a Certain Age

Men of a Certain Age

by So, post visit to the orthopedic specialist, and the verdict is essentially the same as the prognosis I had for the last run of imaging when I was forty-ish, although little more advanced. I have generalized arthritis spread through that knee, more advanced than his average for my age, but I think I’d probably …

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Coming Back From a Vacation

Coming Back From a Vacation

by It’s hard to come back to work after being on vacation for a week. Actually, I suppose it’s hard to come back to work after being on vacation for any length of time. Strictly speaking, I was out of the office for 12 1/2 days, arriving to that first day back less than half …

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Geek Cinema in 2018

Geek Cinema in 2018

by I feel like I might be down a little bit of cinematic geek cred from last year. I really did very few theatrical release movies, either in the theater, or on Netflix or other streams after the fact. I did do a reasonable amount of television, but that’s a whole different discussion. Thinking about …

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