Writing stuff…

This is ‘my’ approach to writing short stories, take it for what it’s worth… e.g. $0… Seven little items I use… A character In context (e.g. what genre) With a problem Try/fail cycle by the character (fail) Try/fail cycle by … Continue reading

‘Hearing’ the words vs. seeing…

This came up yesterday at our work day at the Legion. Imagine if you will, a bunch of grumpy old men taking a break and sitting drinking Navy coffee… 🙂 Talking about the ‘old days’ before everything got transmitted via … Continue reading

Random snippet…

As usual, straight off the screen. As always, comments and recommendations appreciated! Colonel Gig Halvorsen’s attention was drawn to the small placard on the shuttle’s glareshield. JAaSA Same Japanese Astronautics and Space Administration, and our callsign is Shark, he thought. … Continue reading

Research follow-up!!!

My friend Stretch sent this as a response to my research post- Some additional search resources you can use to find things! www.refseek.com – Academic Resource Search. More than a billion sources: encyclopedia, monographies, magazines. www.worldcat.org – a search for the contents … Continue reading

Research, writing, and info dumps…

Or how far down the rabbit hole do you go??? TL;DR everyone writes differently! Now that I’ve said that… I started writing because I hated the perfect characters and how often the weapons were misportrayed (e.g. WRONG). Now I have … Continue reading

Hooks…

Or how to grab your readers with those first lines of your stories… These were collected and shared around a number of years ago, but hold true even today! Note that a number of the authors are women… DON’T LOOK … Continue reading

Interesting, heads up folks…

Welp, looks like I’m DONE with Draft 2 Digital… Got this yesterday from them after a month of back and forth BS, including sending them a copy of my IRS issued EIN paperwork! Hello, As described in a prior notification, … Continue reading

What if???

I will preface this by saying I consider myself extremely lucky in a number of ways… The main one is that I’ve hosted suppers for now going on 7 years at my house every Saturday with an interesting group of … Continue reading

It’s alive!!!

And I finally found it…LOL- The Short Stories Click on the cover for the Amazon link! The blurb- These stories were written for various anthologies I’ve appeared in, so there is a large variance in the tone and type of stories. … Continue reading

Book promos…

First up is the next iteration of Moggies- Moggies in Space A Galaxy Fur, Fur Away Click on the cover for the Amazon link! The blurb- Here is yet another collection of tales about space floofs of the feline flavor. … Continue reading