Speaking Without Dialogue

 One of the Facebook Groups I hang out on posts writing exercises. Sometimes they’re geared towards Bizarro, but most of the time they’re just fun practice to improve your craft. One was to generate a scene that had the characters conveying their thoughts and emotions without any dialogue. In ten minutes, I popped something out […]

New Year’s Blog Hop

Looking to win a brand-new Kindle Fire HD? How about a free book … or even 15? From January 11th through the 14th, you can enter two separate contests (one right here, one over at the main contest website: http://nyhop.blogspot.com/) For my website, there are two sets of prizes. The first one is signed copies of […]

COSine 2013 Panel Schedule

 If you’re not busy on January 25th through the 27th, take a trip down to Colorado Springs and stop in at COSine 2013. My panel schedule, in case you wish to pop in: FRIDAY 9 – 10pm Breckenridge “Cross genre, cross dressing, and Charing Cross Road – what works and what sells?” David Boop, Guy […]

Amazon’s Shelfari

 Just for fun, I decided to pop over to Shelfari to see what they have to offer. One of the best things Shelfari has is the ability to import from your Amazon purchasing history. I was rather shocked to see that I picked up 620 books in the last three years. True, most were freebies […]

KillerCon 4 Story Competition

 KillerCon, one of the premiere author conventions, holds several competitions for authors to show off their mad skillz. For 2012, they had the Gross-Out Contest, a horror-themed erotica contest, plus a 15-minute competition where authors had to write a story with several key words or phrases. Note: Bad words coming, continue only if you’re comfortable […]

Angels Cried Charity Anthology

Angels Cried Angels Cried is a charity anthology arranged by Stephen L. Wilson to benefit the Sandy Hook School Fund, which is managed by United Way. Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was attacked by a troubled young man who took the lives of many adults and young children. I was honored to be […]

Movies Turned Feral

 Necon Books had a fun little contest where you select some movie, video or book and reword the TV Guide description to make it dark. Although they didn’t win, here are my entries: The Wizard of Oz – After sustaining a head injury, a woman goes on a psychopathic battle to the death for the […]

Christmas Eve 2012

 Here it is, the day before Christmas and a week before a new year starts. First off, I hope your Christmas is stress-free and warm, and you receive everything you desire (unless it’s a paddle-wheel riverboat, since they’re too hard to wrap without the shape giving it away and you’d need a living redwood as […]

2012 Advent Calendar

 TTA Press/Interzone added my short story, “Seeds”, to their 2012 Advent Calendar project. Feel free to stop by and post a comment: http://ttapress.com/1528/the-advent-calendar-2012/ TTA Press does this annually, so don’t forget to stop by daily to read the latest story, plus don’t forget to submit a story next year, assuming the world doesn’t slip into a […]

The Next Big Thing

 THE NEXT BIG THING Someone came up with a fun, kooky idea to get a bunch of authors talking about their upcoming work. After a lot of arm twisting, getting poked with hot irons, and some kind of water torture involving Jello, I relented. Nah, I’m kidding, ask any author what they’re working on and […]