• Thorvald's Wyrd,  Writing

    Thorvald’s Wyrd Redux

    by All work and no play… no, that one doesn’t work. My grandmother used to say that a change is as good as a rest. I use this every so often when people accuse me of never relaxing. I also note that they weren’t around while I spend March break doing very little. But I do need variety to keep my energy levels up and keep going. Too much variety makes me a little scattered, but there are a lot of things I want to do with my life and I need to show some progress here and there. So, Thorvald’s Wyrd Redux. For a couple of years now, I’ve…

  • Fiction

    The Making of a Fiction Podcast

    by So, aside from the recently launched/about to launch Days of Geek podcast, I’ve been talking about podcasting fiction for a long time. I’ve finally started, picking a ‘get my feet wet’ project to begin with, a 13,000-word fantasy novelette I wrote a couple of years ago. Thorvald’s Wyrd is a good trial piece in a lot of ways, but there are two big ones. First, it’s only 13,000 words. That should make it an audio project with a clearly visible end right from the beginning. And second, the scenes in the story are very short, exactly 100 words long apiece. I’ve broken it up into 10 episodes of 12-14…