Off the cuff…

And now for something entirely different… Comments/recommendations appreciated. It’s going to be a short story. A few minutes later, he arrived back at his blacksmith’s shop, saw two fine horses tied to the rail in front of it and pursed … Continue reading

Writer’s group…

We have a rather ‘eclectic’ writers’ group in town, to put it mildly. It’s run out of the local library, thanks to a proactive librarian, and really nice lady! One of her assistants is also a writer, so we have … Continue reading

Random thoughts on writing…

Caveat Emptor… This is the way ‘I’ do things. I’m not saying it’s the right way or the wrong way. It’s the way that works for me. YMMV, etc. I guess my philosophy is do the best I can, but … Continue reading

My scribblings…

I was asked to provide a list of books in sequence order for the two series, so here they are… The Grey Man series- The Grey Man- Vignettes The Grey Man- Payback The Grey Man- Changes The Grey Man- Partners … Continue reading

Ratholes…

Are the bane of a writer… If it isn’t a research rathole, it’s a question that prompts another thousand words, or a what if that causes a rethink of an entire chapter. Or the muse gets a wild hair… Simple … Continue reading

State of the writer…

Trying to decide between dazed and confused and frazzled… Finished up a 9999 word (hey, it had to be UNDER 10000 word) short for possible inclusion in an anthology next year, and alpha read two other short stories for folks, … Continue reading

Get your gun

Right when you write about them… This was I post I did over at MadGeniusClub.com A 10,000 foot view… First, forget everything you’ve ever seen in the movies, it’s all BS! Take a moment and think about Newton’s laws, especially … Continue reading

This is gonna be interesting…

Our local library is doing an Indie Author day on Saturday at the main library… Apparently there are at least a dozen local authors (color me surprised), who will be there. It’s an opportunity to sell some books, and maybe … Continue reading

Western snippet…

Okay, you get one snippet, then I have to get back on Rimworld… The usual caveats, and as always, comments appreciated!       Prologue The east side of Horsehead Crossing was a mass of bawling cows, dust, flies, and tired cowboys … Continue reading

Research…

It’s TRULY the bane of a writer’s existence… I might have gotten a thousand words done today, but I DID spend almost six hours on research… 1870s Colorado 1870s guns/modifications to 1851 Colt Navy for cartridges/Trap door Springfield .45-70 Goodnight-Loving … Continue reading