So…. If one were to listen to the news lately, one could be forgiven for thinking that the end is nigh. Between political strife, natural disasters, the fact that a man with the name Carrot Top has his own Las Vegas show…. And that’s just what’s going on in my native country. It’s repeated all … Continue reading The End
Wow, I checked and I haven’t done one of these random updates for a long time–like eighteen months. I didn’t realize it had been quite that long. Well, whatever. I’ve been slacking, actually. I took about a month off from writing or doing much related to writing, so I am back now feeling recharged and … Continue reading Daily Update #36
So…. I have done exactly what the title suggested. A fellow author brought to my attention this contest, over on the blog by author Mark Lawrence. I think it is a really neat idea, so what the hell, why not? I entered Pilgrimage to Skara (still available on Amazon, for those you still looking for … Continue reading Hat in the Ring
So…. (Muse: You stole that post title from Futurama.) You know what they say: if you are going to steal, steal from the best. So…. I think I have said before, I am members of a couple of writing groups. About a year ago, one of those writer groups decided that we would put together … Continue reading Anthology of Interest
So…. It’s been two weeks but I have yet to do my write-ups on the 2017 Tucson Festival of Books, mostly because I have been lazy. And because spring is here and it’s been time to get outside start on gardening and what not. But mostly laziness. The panels were good and I enjoyed them. … Continue reading The Case for Anti-Intellectualism
So…. It is that time again. The Tucson Festival of Books is this weekend (11-12 Mar) and I will again be live-tweeting it. There are some interesting panels set up and as always, it will be a chance to hobnob with fellow writers and make some contacts. (Muse: How well did that work out for … Continue reading It’s That Time Again
Happy New Year, dear friends. So…. In the course of my daily perusing (i.e., wasting time), I came across this article discussing a Russian reality show called, “Game2: Winter.” Essentially, the concept is to dump thirty contestants in Siberia for months and whoever emerges alive at the end of the show being awarded a cash … Continue reading Bloodlust in Our Hearts
So, I– Muse: Where the hell have you been? Briefly, I’ve been busy. Muse: Yeah, well, you should have called. You know, I did write three short stories since I was last here and knock out several chapters in my novel-in-progress. It’s not like I have been sitting on my ass, popping grapes in my … Continue reading 2017 Reading List
Hey gang. So, I put together a loose reading list every year. If I had to break it down, it is usually 50% fantasy, 25% horror, 15% sci-fi, and 10% non-fiction or other. Some years are better than others, in terms of following up. There never is enough time to read everything I want, for … Continue reading 2017 Reading List Requests
Those are fair points, Beth. I understand it is not just about the superficial trappings of diversity (skin color, etc.). At the same time, I was also once accused of (If you’ll pardon the expression) of whitewashing racial issues in a story because the characters of darker skin were not treated the same as they are in our world.
So I don’t think there are ever any easy answers on this subject.