weekend: time to write

If you’re not one of the lucky souls (like me) getting ready to spend the weekend at the two-day NIWA Board retreat, why not spend some time working on your submission for the 2014 Anthology? NIWA 2014 Anthology Guidelines. We’re interested in “all things underground” this time around. Although submissions are open to NIWA members […]

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will you help my book win an IndieRecon award?

UPDATE 2/25/14: I’ve just been informed that you can indeed vote more than once — but only once per day. So if you’ve already voted, please go back again! Indie authors need your support. Voting is open for IndieRecon’s Best Indie Novel awards! All four of my books have been nominated, if you can believe […]

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what are you doing this weekend?

Hey! It’s Friday! You know what would be an excellent activity this weekend? Working on your short story for the 2014 NIWA Anthology! The theme is “underground”?whatever that sparks for you. Maybe it’s a band of telekinetic worms working together to help school children create a community garden? Because that happens. Or maybe your story […]

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my work books for 2014

I read, a lot. Mostly fiction, but not entirely. In my planning for the coming year, I made the decision to commit to reading one work-related book each month. But I didn’t want these to be random selections. My current situation is one of being surrounded by so many possible reads that I don’t quite […]

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The Black Pool is here!

It’s true. The Black Pool–Volume 3 of the Valhalla series–is available at last. The ebook is up now on Amazon, with a print option soon to follow. To whet your appetite, here’s the first chapter of the continuing adventures of Sally Dahl and the members of Odin’s Lodge . . . ~ one ~ Sally […]

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in conclusion . . . this is the end (?)

This past June, I sat down with Jay Lake to talk about his writing career and his terminal cancer diagnosis. His advice to other writers has already been crafted into an article for The Writer (October 2013 issue), and additional parts of that 90-minute conversation will appear in future posts in the “in conclusion . […]

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The Black Pool teaser

I’ve been working on “teaser text” for the upcoming release of The Black Pool, the third book in the Valhalla series. I’m pasting this below to ask for your help: * What intrigues you about this teaser? * What parts could be left out and still maintain your interest? * Does this teaser provide too […]

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