Category Archives: Writing

Author Blurb and Genres

I have an “About” page that gives general and mostly accurate, somewhat flattering, somewhat in-your-face, and some say an overly smug description of who I am. Planning for the eventual curiosity of readers of my many future published works, I … Continue reading

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The Last Resort: Self-publish

If you’re a writer, you love to write; duh! Oh, and it would also be nice if people read your stuff. Double-oh, and it would be even nicer if people paid money to read your stuff. Finally — to bring … Continue reading

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On Writing and Self-Publishing

Let me make one thing perfectly clear . . . I don’t know jack shi . . . er, I mean, I am not an expert on writing, publishing, selling books, book publishing, bookbinding . . . look, just assume … Continue reading

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Flash Challenge – Coming Home

terribleminds is the site of Chuck Wendig, a “novelist, screenwriter, and game designer.” His current flash challenge (HERE): “I want you to write the end of a long journey. . . It’ll require you to bring some skills to bear to make it … Continue reading

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Writing ideas

I’m tossing around a few ideas — story ideas — related to the eventual integration of robots into our society. When I say robot, most people think of intelligent robots, but I view the matters of intelligence as separate. Robots, … Continue reading

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Four Hundred and Forty-One Days

That’s how long I waited for a rejection to a story I submitted on December 19, 2015. I waited that long because — on the off chance it was accepted — it would have a lot of exposure.  That brings … Continue reading

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I resolve . . . not!

The marking of time is important to many aspects of our lives. From insurance to taxes to benefits to medical treatments, the arbitrary demarcation of time into calendar years is employed by various bureaucracies to our supposed benefit.   However, … Continue reading

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