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The Gnomes

The Gnomes

So, I totally forgot to blog last week. Like, genuinely, legitimately forgot. I know, I know, I’ve been blogging every Thursday for eons, it should be a well-ingrained habit by now. But here’s the thing: I forgot it was Thursday. Seriously. I had no idea what day it was, so by the end of the […]

Alphabet Blogging: K is for…

Alphabet Blogging: K is for…

Killjoys. Killjoys can, unfortunately, take multiple forms for authors. They don’t even necessarily have to be human. One of the biggest killjoys for me is the comparison game. Every so often, I look at what other authors–or sometimes even other creative types–are doing. How much success they’ve found. How they’re writing several books a year, […]

The Problem with Immortality

The Problem with Immortality

There’s a new show this fall called “Forever.” The main character, for unknown reasons, can’t die. He dies, but then he comes back. So, he has made it his life’s mission to figure out why he can’t die by studying death, his own–every time he dies he writes down a record of the experience–and other […]

Fun With Imagination

Fun With Imagination

I’ve always wished for the ability to draw the pictures in my mind. Alas, I can only do so with words. But I discovered something that allows me to get close :) I’ve never been a fan of building games ala Minecraft. I’m just not creative enough. But when a friend offered me access to […]

Cricket Warfare 101: Treaties and Allies

Cricket Warfare 101: Treaties and Allies

(As overheard and transcribed by Avily Jerome) Greetings! It has been awhile since we’ve had one of our chats. Of course you recall our conversations on Subtlety and on Sabotage, and I know you haven’t forgotten our discussions about Misdirection and Psychological Warfare. I’m pleased to hear reports of your progress in these areas. It […]

Challenge Success

Challenge Success

Throughout the last half of the month of August, I participated in an informal challenge given by my good buddy and boss at Splickety Publishing Group, Ben Wolf, to write one flash fiction story per day for the rest of the month. I didn’t do exactly that. For one thing, I didn’t finish all of […]

The Sprinkler of Doom

The Sprinkler of Doom

Water peppered the windshield blocking sight of the road. “Stupid sprinklers.” Alexander growled and tapped the wipers. The Corolla lurched forward rattling his teeth as it bounced through a sea of green grass. “What in the world….” Alexander slammed on the brakes. When the car rumbled to a stop, he leaned over the steering wheel […]