5 Sites and Apps to Read Free, Quick Short Stories Everyday

One pat of being a better writer that I’m wholly embracing is reading more. It’s like priming the pump. You load more words in, you get more (and often better) words out. Ideas are often contagious. Go catch some. —- Reading fiction has several benefits. So, if you aren’t reading fiction already, you should be. […]

How to Read A Lot

Good advice especially for writers. I’ve become a much more prolific writer since I’ve gotten back to reding more. —- Every year when I do my year in review, I get the question “how do you read so much?”

52 Places to Go in 2017

I love the fact that so many of these are in the US. I might never get to Austalia, but I can sure as Hell get to Detroit! —- There are thousands of getaways to explore this year. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Worldbuilding 101

This is the first of a series of posts outlining my approach to worldbuilding. Who am I to be discussing such a complex and multifaceted thing? Well, I started as an illustrator, then became a game designer, comics writer, and now I’m the author of several books and short stories. In every case, I’ve been […]

Books? Geez… we might learn something!

In real life and on the internet we are surrounded by loudmouth shitbirds and bald ass jackanapes! They shout us down with opinions they see as just as valid as our facts. They distrust science and continue to believe idiotic fairy-tales. They cling to their mediocrity and mendacity and see intellectualism as something to be […]

Commas and adverbs and It, oh my.

I’m doing rewrites on my short story collection, pushing hard to get it done this week so I have time to order books for a release party at ConFusion on January 19th. The tension between, “git’r done,” and the desire to make it right is palpable, but I’m focusing on three things I know I have […]