A few years back a good friend patiently explained something to me. “There are two parts to becoming a published author. One is the craft of writing and the other is the business of writing. They are two entirely different skillsets.” He was quite right. These days, the business of self publishing not only includes … More An Author’s Journey: Part Five – Self Publishing
Selenaphiles is the second book in the Multiplarity Trilogy and it focuses on the problems of building a permanent human colony on the moon. The tagline for Selenaphiles is: “Even with the perfect health and longevity of Omniphage, the moon will not be settled easily.” Although the storyline and direction of the tale was in … More An Author’s Journey: Part Four – Colonies
Space Travel Fair Warning: This segment and the next one of An Author’s Journey are going to wax a bit technical. Robert A. Heinlein stated that “Once you reach Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO), you are halfway to any place else in our solar system. Jerry Pournelle goes into much more detail on why this is a truism … More An Author’s Journey – Part Three
I just found out about an upcoming event that should be a lot of fun. There is going to be a gathering of Urban Fantasy and Romance authors and readers in St. Augustine, Florida this coming February eighth to the tenth. http://oldecitynewblood.wordpress.com/ Details are a bit sparce at this point, but I’ll post updates on … More Olde City, New Blood!
The majority of people assume an autograph is the same as a signature. There are some very important differences. A legal signature can be anything at all and does not have to be legible. As long as you sign all your legal documents in the same general manner, it is binding in a court of … More Autograph vs Signature
On Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th, I’ll be at BaltiCon, in Maryland. I’m going to be sitting in on some panel discussions as well as giving a presentation on Free and Open Source Software for the Creative Mind. I’ll have trade paperback copies of Crazy Taylor and New Ickford Manor available to autograph. … More I’ll be at BaltiCon!
My good friend Den, shared this image on FaceBook…
Like most authors, I occasionally get asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” Many, if not all, of my characters are gestalt figures based on real people I’ve known. As for the situations they find themselves in, there are plenty of historical elements to help the tale. For example, here are a few very interesting … More Where do Story Ideas Originate?
Recently, I’ve gotten very involved with cardstock modeling. One of my projects is making a holiday ornament or three out of cheap cardstock I run through my inkjet printer. There are many sites on the web that offers free downloads that you can print, cut out and assemble. It you’re a teacher, these kits make … More Free Holiday Projects
The lovely Toni V. Sweeney was kind enough to invite me to blog on her page, today. You can find my comments on why I think all writers are sadomasochistic, on the following link: http://www.tonivsweeney.com/Blog/Entries/2010/11/5_The_Demon_Who_Inspires_Us.html Thanks for the invite, Toni!