“Haxan” Is Out! Hooray!

My dark fantasy story about a mythical Western town, "Haxan", has been published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies Magazine. Please, click on the link below the title and you'll be taken to the story. I really hope you like it. HAXAN Appearing NOW in Beneath Ceaseless Skies Magazine 03. 26. 09. And if that isn't enough. And …

Third of Three Stories Down! NONE Left in the Thunderdome!

I am so exhausted.  Mentally and physically.  It took everything I had to finish "Grand Guignol" today, all 3700 words. It's a psychologically dark, claustrophobic and gritty story.  Which means it's pure Haxan.  But, man, it was tough. I was fighting myself as much as anything. After three days, switching gears from one story to the next to the …

Second of Three Stories Down! One Story Left in the Thunderdome!

Started and finished "Wuthering" today.  Came in at about 5000 words.  This one is pretty dark. Surprised me how dark it turned out.  And  I loved the villain in this one and how Marwood must fix things aright.  I think the resolution will come across as something of  a surprise. Different even for Haxan.  I hope so, anyway.  …

First of Three Stories Down. Two Left in the Thunderdome!

I started and finished "In the Image of His Maker" today.  It came in at 4,000 words.  I'm satisfied with how it turned out except I swear I have NO idea where I'm going to sell it.  Grr. I suppose I could drive up the psychological aspect a bit and blood it up some. That might open up some markets. I'll …

New Content on My Webpage! (As if we needed an excuse to party!)

I've added new content on my web page. New Haxan stuff (biographical sketches!), a new sample story ("Joke Hell"!), new essay, and other fun stuff. I'm especially excited about the new Haxan content. I'll be adding more characters sketches as time goes on.  Marwood's character sketch will appear the day "Haxan" is published by Beneath …

Ego And Confidence And Why You Need Them To Write

Today I met my writing buddymjryan and while I didn't get any writing done we had a long and effective conversation about the writing process, ego and confidence. It was very helpful for me to have her express where she's at both mentally and physically with her writing and I think she was helped by what little …

Tie A Bow On It!

Long day today. I got a lot accomplished, not least of which was the second "High Moon" rewrite. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It's done. It's solid. I'll give one more pass tomorrow and send it back out. Me tired now. Me sleep.

I get a shout out from Richard Parks! Woot!

ogre_san blogged about the highs and lows of writing series fiction. He mentions my story "Haxan" which will appear in Beneath Ceaseless Skies later this month. He has some thoughtful advice for writing a series which you should take to heart if you ever want to tackle a project like this. Then he ended up …

It’s Not Rocket Science. It’s Common Sense.

If a person of color has a problem with your story then you should listen. If a white person has a problem with your story then you should listen. If anyone has a problem with your story then you should listen. That doesn't mean you have to write what only makes them happy. It means …