So tomorrow, that’s 30 Jan 2020, is the semi-annual Science Fiction and Fantasy pitch contest, a.k.a. #SFFPit. Basically, to play along, you have to have a finished, polished, unpublished science fiction or fantasy novel just sitting around, ready for some agent or publisher to come take a look at. Can you believe it? I just […]Read more "Redux. Sorry."
Oh, the life of a writer…You write and write and write, and then if you get something published the editor(s) want you to write ad copy, too… Well, here you go. I’m guessing this will be my last story drop of the year. Now available at amazon! Can you read the back cover copy? […]Read more "Another Story Drops"
‘Tis the season to get your loved ones new presents, or yourself for that matter. And books are the best kind of present: relatively inexpensive, mind-expanding, and even (*gasp*) entertaining. So, the Martinus Publishing anthology Forbidden: Tales of Repression, Restriction, and Rebellion is out NOW, like, today! And it includes my story “Border Skirmish.” […]Read more "Another Story Drop!"
As a writer I keep telling you about stories I have written when they drop. (There’s another one coming up soon!) But every once in a while I have to plug a buddy, too, because after all, we’re all in this together. My buddy Lexy Wolfe (If you know what the word “Ticanee” means you’ll […]Read more "Buddy’s Book on Sale"
I know that people who come to this site to read about anime and characters and plots and manga and stuff like that probably roll their eyes and say “Pffftttt” when I post one of these story drops. But the fact is that I write about anime and manga from the perspective as a writer […]Read more "Another Story Drops!"
Why, yes, it’s less than half an hour to midnight, November 1, the start of National Novel Writing Month. It’s the NaNoLoGo If you haven’t heard, participants pledge to write 50,000 words of an original novel during the month of November. Now, 50,000 words isn’t quite really a novel (unless it’s a cheesy light novel […]Read more "It’s That Time Again"
This blog and my writing career have a long-term love/hate relationship. On Mondays (usually just after midnight Eastern Standard Time, because I hate to wait), I drop a main post on the blog’s theme, which is me talking about anime and manga from my twin perspectives as a writer and a trained animator. But at […]Read more "Another Writing Drop (!)(!!)"
I try not to spam you guys too much, but I am a living writer and like most, if not all, living writers I like to eat. Right now I’ve got a book out. Do you like that cover? It reminded me of Tolkein’s illustrations for The Hobbit. Okay, let me make this clear: It’s […]Read more "A Plug"
Okay, for whatever reason, possibly because there’s a live action film due out in a few months, the old manga Battle Angel Alita is getting a kick in the pants these days. Battle Angel Alita is the story of a girl rescued from a trashheap in a cyberpunk future. Her mad scientist rescuer, Professor Ido, […]Read more "Driving the Action: Battle Angel"
Okay, it’s been a week, and I’m following up on the challenge of writing 50,000 words in a month. Now, let’s start with this: I’ve done NaNo annually since 2007, and also some of the July Camp NaNoWriMos, and not flunked one yet. As of this moment, one week in, I have already blasted past […]Read more "Partly Relevant Post: NaNoWriMo update"