Airships…intrigue…adventure! Just another day in the life of Crazy Taylor. When Charles Morgan inherits an Australian town from a distant uncle, he never dreams what it will eventually lead to. Along with his wife, best friend, and brother-in-law, they set out on the adventure of a lifetime that will shape their children’s future. Taylor Morgan … More Crazy Taylor is out!
I’m passing this on as I did not want to be the only old fart receiving it. Actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called, as you will see. Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. Old Farts remove their caps and stand at … More Old Farts!
I’ve been super busy the last couple of weeks and haven’t been able to keep up with the blog as much as I’d like. Here’s a few quick links that I found very interesting: Standalone genre books vs sequels or series? http://www.locusmag.com/Roundtable/2010/03/genres-of-sequels-and-series.html The Future of Publishing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Weq_sHxghcg A new social network devoted to the Fen? … More Some Interesting Links
Many, many years ago, when I was a kid of about eight or nine, my folks had this old guy over for dinner. They laughed and joked like adults do and, as soon as possible, I escaped to play outside. We had eaten early and it was still light when he came out by himself … More The Dream King
Like everyone who ever spends time surfing the net, I run into things that are really neat and I want to share with my friends. So, I’m going to start adding posts like this one. From now on, when you see the subject line NeatNetNews, the content will be a handful of links that may … More NeatNetNews
Wow! I’ve been on a roll, today. I’m finally into the really exciting ‘meat’ of Cloud Dancer. This is one of the parts I’ve been waiting and so far, I like how it’s come out. It was rather hard to imagine an air-sea battle between a destroyer and an airship. After all, even in the … More On A Writing Role
Last time, I spoke of the process I find useful for larger projects. Since NaNoWriMo is getting closer, I’ll share a few of the details. I’m planning a Steampunk theme tale with the working title of “Cloud Dancer” that is a bit of alternate history combined with a bit of romance in a war novel. … More NaNoPrep – Dramatis personæ
This past weekend, I was up in Kinzer, Pennsylvania, at the Rough and Tumble Harvest Festival. Since I’m going to be writing a steampunk novel for NaNo, a little real steam experience seemed in order. Here are a few freebie wallpapers for your collection:
It is getting close to that time of the year again, my friends. I’m referring of course to the month of November and the annual Write a Novel in a Month Challenge! The premise is simple. Write 50 thousand words in 30 days. This leaves no time for fancy editing. Just get your story told … More NaNoWriMo Challenge!