Category: Thoughts on Writing

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My SL Comic Con 2016 Schedule: Stephen King’s “On Writing” and “A Celebration of Steampunk”

SL Comic Con 2016 is right around the corner, and I’m excited to be presenting on some really incredible panels. Here’s what I’m promoting and where I’ll be. First of all, I’ve had my Peacock Lavine covers redesigned, and I love how they’ve turned out:  Also check out my short story based on a side story in the Peacock Lavine series: “The Resurrectionist’s Kiss” … Read More My SL Comic Con 2016 Schedule: Stephen King’s “On Writing” and “A Celebration of Steampunk”

Did You Know Students Get In LTUE Free?! Where I’ll Be at Life, the Universe, and Everything 2016

It’s upon us! Life, the Universe, and Everything (LTUE) 2016 begins next week, and I’m so excited to be part of this fiction writing conference. I’ve been attending and presenting at LTUE for a couple years now, but I’m only this year realizing that students get in for free! This conference is a great opportunity to meet with authors, filmmakers, artists, gaming professionals, and … Read More Did You Know Students Get In LTUE Free?! Where I’ll Be at Life, the Universe, and Everything 2016

Check out Pscyhopomps: Shepherds of the Dead (Available on Amazon) – Book Signing!

An awesome book signing for Psychopomps: Shepherd of the Dead, by contributing author Raychel Rose!

Author E.W. Farnsworth Shares His Inspiration for “Mobile Dusters”, As Featured in PSYCHOPOMPS: SHEPHERDS OF THE DEAD

It is my pleasure to have author E.W. Farnsworth guest posting on my blog today. He is one of several authors who has contributed to an anthology I am excited to be a part of. You can pick up Psychopomps: Shepherds of the Dead on Amazon, including his story “Mobile Dusters”, which expresses a post-apocalyptic interpretation of who guides us toward death–computers, aliens, and our own … Read More Author E.W. Farnsworth Shares His Inspiration for “Mobile Dusters”, As Featured in PSYCHOPOMPS: SHEPHERDS OF THE DEAD

Extended Deadline: Short Story Submissions for ‘Shepherds of the Dead’

I’m excited to announce that because a few projects have been rearranged, I’m extending the deadline for submissions to an anthology coming out Fall 2015: PSYCHOPOMPS: SHEPHERDS OF THE DEAD. I’m really excited about the scope of this book. Here’s more detail on the project and theme if this is a new idea for you: PSYCHOPOMPS: SHEPHERDS OF THE DEAD. Basically, a psychopomp is any … Read More Extended Deadline: Short Story Submissions for ‘Shepherds of the Dead’

My 100th Post! And Other Fiction Writing Updates

WordPress just heralded me for writing my 100th post on this blog… To celebrate, I am taking a quick break for the month of May as far as writing my usual Monday posts. Actually, I am doing this so I can focus on a few deadlines and such. In the interim, here are some past posts you might be interested in: Writing and Fiction … Read More My 100th Post! And Other Fiction Writing Updates

A Gaggle of Favorite Poems

This week I am continuing my celebration of National Poetry Month by posting a gaggle of favorites. A gaggle is a term of venery for a flock of geese that is not in flight; in flight, the group can be called a skein. A gaggle is equal to at least five geese. A gaggle is also equal to eight fifty pound bags of salt. … Read More A Gaggle of Favorite Poems

Writing and Fiction Podcasts I’m Loving in 2015

These days I prefer listening to my reading, as opposed to absorbing books, news, and articles with my eyes. I discovered this while pursuing my initiative to sit less and move more. We’ve probably all heard by now that sitting all day is terrible for us, and as writers we tend to sit plenty! To fight this, I now load up my iPod with audio … Read More Writing and Fiction Podcasts I’m Loving in 2015

A Few Stunning Quotes About Imagination

In my experience, imagination is an important part of mental and spiritual well-being. It’s also rather handy for writing fiction! Here are a few quotes about imagination that inspired me this week… I write fantasy because it’s there.  I have no other excuse for sitting down for several hours a day indulging my imagination.  Daydreaming.   Thinking up imaginary people, impossible places.  Imagination is … Read More A Few Stunning Quotes About Imagination

My 6 Favorite Quotes from J.K. Rowling

I love much of how this woman thinks, so today I’m celebrating that. Here are my 6 favorite quotes from Joanne ‘Jo’ Rowling (the K is for her grandmother’s name, Kathleen, if you’ve ever wondered)… 1. “I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had … Read More My 6 Favorite Quotes from J.K. Rowling

Highlights from LTUE 2015: Why I Love Writing Conferences!

As a writer, I’ve learned to love the conference scene. Actually, I’m completely drained by large social gatherings–evidence that I am a legitimate introvert. But here’s why I have evolved to deem conferences worthy of the energy expenditure! This list is in context of a few highlights from Life, the Universe, and Everything 2015 (LTUE), a symposium for speculative fiction authors, which was absolutely awesome … Read More Highlights from LTUE 2015: Why I Love Writing Conferences!

Comic Con FanX15. . .Favorite Costumes and Panel Recap!

This year’s Comic Con FanX 2015 was of course fabulous so I wanted to give a quick recap of my panels followed by a dozen of my favorite costume pics. I love panels as an opportunity to talk about my fiction and non-fiction work, and a way to meet others who are writing or creating speculative fiction in various mediums. The “Writing and Your Health” … Read More Comic Con FanX15. . .Favorite Costumes and Panel Recap!