• Published Story,  Publishing

    Natural Order Cover Reveal

    by Sticking with the cover reveal theme of the past few posts, today I’ve got one for something that hasn’t actually published yet, at least as a solo ebook. “Natural Order” originally appeared in the 2014 anthology Legends and Lore from Xychler Publishing. Theoretically still available, I haven’t heard anything from the publisher since June 2018, and the publisher’s website hasn’t been updated in even longer, but I’m well outside the original agreement for exclusivity and this is a big enough story to stand on its own. So, “Natural Order” gets to be its own ebook, and the next one I’m releasing, the final check of the manuscript files is…

  • Musings,  Writing

    How to Turn a 3k Short Story into an 11k Novelette in 3 Easy Steps

    by It’s not as hard as it sounds, especially when you’re writing short stories in a big universe that you’ve already got three short novels set in with literally dozens of neat little things you could pick up. And some of them aren’t so little. So… 1. Start with a clear idea for a short story Most of the short stories I plan to write this year fall into the Warforge universe. I’d like to have about 20 to go along with the three short novels in the first triad (not trilogy as I’m still debating whether to weave them back together into a single story or not). “Closing Time”…