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?
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
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
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
A super short post today, hopefully I get another one online tomorrow. However, I wanted to leave this message: I AM HERE A little explanation is in order. I get all kinds of info on my traffic stats. One of the really cool ones is a list of search terms which people used to land … Continue reading I AM HERE
While it's been a quiet week here at the blog, I've been scheming behind the scenes. The great folks over at GeekDad broke down and decided to give me a gig. Go check out my first post, Tomb of Horrors: Hangover Edition, and be sure to add the site to your list of daily doses of unadulterated geekery. … Continue reading Check Out My New Geeky Gig!
How many writers can say they got the chance to enter a cage match with an editor? An editor that has rejected one of your precious stories in the past? An open invitation to kick and pummel them mercilessly before a crowd of other writers chanting for blood? I did exactly that. On Valentine's Day. Well, maybe … Continue reading Dealing with Rejection through Physical Violence
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Another weekend, another game night. A friend of mine enjoys hosting board game extravaganzas. He'll invite everyone he knows to a board game night in hopes of playing DJ at some kind of Mountain Dew fueled rave where everyone's slinging card-stock and polyhedrals until the wee hours. At times, he's drawn crowds big enough he … Continue reading Wookies and Vibrators
Back from a Christmas vacation on the beach and I'm just about to head out again to visit family. It was a working vacation - polishing up the first draft of my next novel. I think I'm at that point in my writing where I need to be away from the world to get serious … Continue reading Heroic Resolve