I attended the Mid-South Con this past weekend; my first ever Sci-Fi convention but definitely not my last. For any of you who may have participated in any sci-fi event before, you can appreciate my feeling of not being in Kansas anymore; sci-fi writers and their fans are categorically different from romance and mystery writers. […]
Write Daily. New writers are challenged from the moment we first pick up a pen, to perfect our craft through practice. The more we write, we’re told, the better we become. Like lifting weights or the dreaded crunches; if we commit to 3 reps of 15 or 100 sit-ups a day, we too can have […]
This week, on Fire and Rain, Corey discovers a disturbing truth about his hero and mentor Keith Nolan.
About a year ago, I started a serialized story “Fire and Rain”. I made it through the first 4 episodes but then didn’t finish it. Vivian, Keith and Corey have been bugging the hell out of me. They have a story to tell and they’ve been quite vocal about my finishing it. So, I’ve made […]
New writers, and some experienced ones as well, often neglect the senses in our writing or we forget to write with senses other than sight. Touch is often neglected in fiction but in reality, it stands next to the sense of smell as being the most primal. So, if you want to increase the emotional […]