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

Weekly News Update & Reading List 08/04/17

Weekly News Update & Reading List 08/04/17

The big news (and it’s not really news) this week is that I’m back on my writing groove after celebrating the release of Hunted Fate. I’m actively working on book four, which tentatively has the working title, Vanquishing Fate. I’m also working on two projects that are about halfway complete.

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Hobbies, Board Games & Lego

What Books and Board Games Have In Common

Books and Board Games

Board gamers are a diverse bunch. Some are techies who work in the worlds of science and computers. Others are doctors, artists, executives, lawyers, or activists. But what’s always struck me about board gamers is just how many writers, readers, and other literary folk play games. Clearly there is some common link that attracts word nerds …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

16 Reasons Why You Should Try Flash Fiction

Flash fiction

Lately I’ve been trying my hand at flash fiction. For those not familiar with the concept, flash fiction is generally considered a story that’s under 1,000 words. (Some definitions stretch it as high as 2,000, but that’s getting into short story territory.) A flash is a full story with a beginning, middle, and end. It …

Publishing Tips & Topics

The Pros and Cons of the Expanded Storyverse


Recently, The Atlantic ran an interesting piece about J.K. Rowling and her constant “tweaking” of the Potterverse. It compared her to George Lucas, whose constant fiddling with the Star Wars universe (adding new scenes to the movies, editing in new characters, “Greedo shot first,” etc.) eventually led fans to turn on him and actually rejoice …