Category: writing

May 20

Free Fiction Spotlight: Clarkesworld

Dear Blog Friends, I was talking about short story submissions the other day, and realized with shock and alarm that many of my reader friends don’t know that there’s a wealth of free (and cheap) fiction out there to read on the web.   So I present you with “Free Fiction Spotlight” where you can …

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May 18

Seeing Things, Part 7: Rewrite, Revise, Rinse, Repeat

Dear Blog Friends, If you just started reading now, you’re in the middle of the story, so I’ll recap.  Back in 2002, I wrote my first novel.  There’s a certain blissful moment only available to novice writers where you have written something and haven’t yet gained the skill to see how much work it needs. …

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May 16

Seeing Things, Part 6: Cover Art and Marketing

Dear Blog Friends, Since I’m an artist, a lot of people have asked me “when you get your book published, are you going to do your own cover art?”  My instant reaction was usually a horsey sound, followed by “no, of course not.”  My books deserve really good cover art, butwhen I think of “do …

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May 15

“Emily’s Fifth Birthday” and “Alternative Medicine”

Dear Blog Friends, As practice before I post my novel, I decided to post some of my short stories as singles. Like a vinyl single, mine are going to have an A side and a B side. The A side of this is “Emily’s Fifth Birthday” a very literary science fiction short story I wrote …

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May 13

Free Fiction Spotlight: Abyss and Apex

Dear Blog Friends, I was talking about short story submissions the other day, and realized with shock and alarm that many of my reader friends don’t know that there’s a wealth of free (and cheap) fiction out there to read on the web.   So I present you with “Free Fiction Spotlight” where you can …

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