A Book! With Words! – Selling Books at Dallas FanExpo

Thanks to the authors across the way at Dallas FanExpo, one slogan will be forever emblazoned in my brain. Because, well, they had a book. It had words. They wanted everyone to understand this. So, they shouted it mercilessly. And you know what? It worked. By the end of the weekend, I'm pretty sure they'd … Continue reading A Book! With Words! – Selling Books at Dallas FanExpo

The saga of the Space Piñata.

I finally saw Rogue One. (Maybe some minor spoilers plus a minor rant ahead.) Look, characters make stories. Plot is fine and good and it needs to have its own logic and make enough sense for your characters to accomplish the Thing they need to accomplish. But it doesn't need to do much more than … Continue reading The saga of the Space Piñata.

Move over Nostradamus here comes Nostradaruss

Damn that was bad. Anyway, I was recently asked to write a short story for a science fiction anthology. It had some pretty particular guidelines which focused on near future, near earth events. As part of the project, I started with a timeline - of things which have yet to happen. So I simply gazed into … Continue reading Move over Nostradamus here comes Nostradaruss

Could You Survive Gracewood High?

One of my critique partners has just released his debut graphic novel, Kill the Freshman. Alex Langley is the author of a killer series of guides to geekery (The Geek Handbook, Geek Lust, and The Geek Handbook 2.0) and now he's broken out his adamantium pencil sharpener to bring you a tale of high school … Continue reading Could You Survive Gracewood High?

Wherein Doof Warrior Tells You to Shut Your Whatever-Gendered Facehole

I'm a highly critical person. I think many writers are, especially when it comes to their own work. It takes a certain obsessive mindset to pick apart a 90,000 word document over and over and over and over again. (I even counted the "overs" and decided there weren't enough, but I'll leave it as is.) When I … Continue reading Wherein Doof Warrior Tells You to Shut Your Whatever-Gendered Facehole

When Card Games can Script Your Superhero Movie

First thing: THE BUNDLE SALE ENDS THIS WEEK! Okay, got that out of my system. Now on to other things like gaming and probably the shortest most mixed review of Avengers you'll see on the 'Net. I finally got to break away from the keyboard and do geeky things. A few friends and I met up … Continue reading When Card Games can Script Your Superhero Movie

FEAR MY LUKE-WARM STARDOM

Last month I posted about getting hits to my website from search terms related to an old DnD campaign. Back in the day, I had an entire campaign website (I still park the domain eyrurpg.com) and even maintained a mailing list. They were a quiet, non-rabid fandom and when I finally pulled the plug on the … Continue reading FEAR MY LUKE-WARM STARDOM