Song Styles

For the second time, I’d like to do something a little different on a Sunday, discuss some new-to-me music that I thought others might like.I’ll start with the most recent and high-profile album, Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning Of Life.  If you’ve turned…

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Aaron Crash Interview

Hey y’all! Aaron Crash’s new paranormal space opera novel, Neutron Dragon Attack, just dropped today! It’s an amazing, action-packed follow up to his debut novel Damnation Robot and to celebrate, I convinced him to do an awesome interview! Check it out below, and don’t forget to pick up your copy of Neutron Dragon Attack: Galactic […]

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Wednesday Wanderings

No blog post last week because of craziness at work:  we were preparing for a VIP client dinner to be held in the shop.  It went very well, but I didn’t have much energy (physical or mental) for anything else.  Was a full five days of wo…

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Song Styles

There’s one song I haven’t formally put on my Surgeburnt soundtrack because it describes a romantic arc that I hadn’t decided I was going to use … and here I am, at least (I hope) three quarters of the way through the first draft, and I’m still …

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Song Styles

One of the side characters – and suspects – in my fantasy mystery, Unnatural Causes, is Eldais, former apprentice of Cailys (the victim), who was booted from his position after he attempted to lash out at the royal heir.  Cailys chose not to turn …

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Wednesday Wanderings

So it’s about that time again.  Submissions for the Sword & Sorceress anthology typically open in mid-April, and a few months before, I always look through my backlog, pick two stories in that vein (S&S allows one submission, then a second…

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More Drama, Less Action

I am currently getting feedback from my brilliant Beta readers on Bindcrafter, and the question as to whether certain sections are too slow has cropped up. But what do we mean by too slow? Assuming you haven’t added extraneous characters or plotlines which are frustrating to readers, most likely they mean it’s dragging. They don’t …

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More Drama, Less Action

I am currently getting feedback from my brilliant Beta readers on Bindcrafter, and the question as to whether certain sections are too slow has cropped up. But what do we mean by too slow? Assuming you haven’t added extraneous characters or plotlines which are frustrating to readers, most likely they mean it’s dragging. They don’t …

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Song Styles

This week, I heard a song on a television show I enjoy – The Blacklist, for the curious – that caught my attention.  I had to seek it out.  As soon as I heard the whole thing, I was hooked.  It appeals to the wanderer instinct, the rhyth…

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Wednesday Wanderings

A while back, I posted about how critiquing can be valuable for writers – not just the process of getting outside eyes on your work, but the act of reading critically, bringing your reactions together, and phrasing them in an effective manner.  To…

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