Five tips if you’re a new writer

I still consider myself a new writer, but I was first published at twelve years old. I won’t tell you how long ago that was, but it was before Ronald Reagan sat in the White House. Here’s the thing: you’re constantly learning as a writer. You’re learning your craft. You’re learning how to use grammar […]

Temptations to avoid when writing characters

I’ve had a great time getting to know the characters in my SF novel. A plethora of minor characters run around in my story, but I have three main ones: Bandonn FarPacer-Technology genius; while growing up, forced to fight a war on his home planet; escaped the war, and wants to be an agent for […]

Recent SF I’ve read …

Are you like me, always looking for a good book to read? I’m constantly on the lookout for reading recommendations. So, if you like speculative fiction, here are a few “I’ve-read-lately’s”: Crosstalk by Connie Willis Science Fiction  / Comedy / Romance I’ve been a big fan of Willis since I read Doomsday Book and To […]

Four quick reads on writing

When I was on vacation earlier this month, I read some e-books on writing. Even though these gems were inexpensive and quick, they provided me with some valuable lessons to apply to my writing craft. Here they are: Self-publishing a Book By Hank Quense Quense has a great series on self-publishing and this is the […]