The GOOD Things About 2016

I thought the passing of Carrie Fisher was really the topper of the year, but no -- her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed the very next day. Well before Carrie Fisher's death, people were already saying what a horrible year 2016 had been for unexpected deaths of celebrities, unexpected political outcomes, depressed sales, and much more.  My

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What I’m Reading – April 17, 2015

Lots more fiction this month! I’m really rolling around in the stuff and having a whale of a time. The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon Anne McCaffrey I read these three books when I was still in high school, and they grabbed me hard. I didn’t read them again for years

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Free Fiction for Halloween

Here it is! If you’d like to know the reason behind this story, check out my post from last week. [Here.] Now that you’ve caught up, here’s the story for all you lovely patient people. Enjoy! And yes, I will post reviews, if you’re moved enough to tell me how you feel about the story.

2014-10-31T07:21:56+00:00 Tags: , |

What I’m Reading – June 14, 2014

Oh, I’ve been having so much fun with my reading, lately. Fiction. Tons of it. I’ve been wallowing in stories. Weeah! Getting Things Done David Allen And right out of the gate, I’m a big fat liar. This is non-fiction. But considering that the vast majority of what I usually read is non-fiction, how-tos and

2014-06-14T11:30:32+00:00 Tags: , , |

What I’m Reading – May 16, 2014

I’m right into the thick of plotting and building a really big novel. Consequently, there are a lot of non-fiction research titles plugging up my readers. Let’s see: A Brief History of the Vikings: The Last Pagans or the First Modern Europeans? Jonathan Clements This is a great book for research, because it skims over

2014-05-16T07:52:35+00:00 Tags: , , |

How to Write a Novel While You’re Holding Down A Day Job

Every few weeks I browse through a report on search terms people have used to find my blog.  The most frequent terms you can probably guess for yourself. I don’t like to do too many writing-related posts because readers aren’t writers, so while I could happily spend hours and hours talking about the technical aspects

What I’m Reading – May 15, 2013

It seems like it’s been a while since I did one of these posts.  Time has not been nice to me lately.  :) What do I have on the recent reading list on my various reading devices?  Let’s see: Let’s Get Visible – How To Get Noticed and Sell More Books Dave Gaughran’s follow up