Month: May 2017

Writing Tips & Career Advice

Why Fiction Writers Need Science

Science Books

I’ll admit it: I’m a science nerd. I make a good portion of my living from scientific and technical writing. Plus, I just love most of the sciences. They’re fascinating. But even if I weren’t a few (dozen) math credits away from being Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory, I’d still read and learn about …

Threads of the Moirae Series

Hunted Fate Has a Cover!

Book Cover

This week it’s time for a little shameless self promotion… Hunted Fate has a cover and it’s gorgeous. The talented Marya Heidel has done it again. The quote on the front is from Virgil’s Aeneid and reads: “It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, News, Updates & Happenings

Weekly News Update & Reading List: 05/19/17

Weekly News Update & Reading List: 05/19/17

This week’s news and reading list is more proof of life than anything else. I feel like I’ve been MIA from the blog and social media lately. And I’m definitely not making any progress on my writing projects right now. But I’m alive. Sort of. I’m up to my elbows in paint. I work a …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Writing Tips & Career Advice

How to Build a Writer

Build a writer

The other day a friend asked me, “How do I turn my kid into a writer?” After wondering why anyone would want to build a writer (there’s very little money in it for most writers, after all, and a whole lot of rejection and pain) I gave the question some thought. And I didn’t have much …

Random Generalizations & Observations

Cell Phones and the Great Power Shift

Cell phones

This is going to be one of those posts where I try to unpack a thought experiment I’ve got going this week. There might be rambling, nonsense, and some tongue in cheek humor and sarcasm. If you don’t have the patience for that kind of thing, I understand. Anyway… The other day I had the …