Category Archives: On Writing

Science Fiction Double Feature

At last it can be told..! Cirsova made the official announcement today, so I can finally talk freely about my latest project. This is a collection of my Science Fiction short stories. It includes work I’ve published over the last … Continue reading

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Beyond Kings And Princesses

This book was written by Oren Litwin, who is the publisher of Lagrange Books. Lagrange Books is the publisher of Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts, and also several anthologies that feature my stories. Having admitted that connection between us, let … Continue reading

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Dark Fantasies available for pre-order

I love it when a plan comes together! Yes, I do have a plan, although it may not be evident from my publishing schedule. Ever since I realized that short fiction is the ideal medium for me, I have been … Continue reading

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Pulp On Pulp, moving forward.

A reminder that the collection of essays that Cheah Kit Sun and I are putting together is open for submissions. I don’t know that Pulp On Pulp will be its title when it comes time to publish it–I just needed … Continue reading

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On Personal Taste

There are, I believe, certain objective standards of craftsmanship in art. A drawing can be, objectively well or poorly rendered, a musical phrase can be well or poorly played. A passage of prose can be well or poorly written. However, … Continue reading

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Followup and clarifications: Pulp On Pulp

A day after I posted the Call For Essays: Pulp On Pulp I have already received one essay and queries on three others. All of them fit the theme of the collection–maybe I’m getting better at writing submission guidelines. One … Continue reading

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“Exiled In The Desert”: A review

Recently I picked up that anthology because I know a number of the people who wrote stories in it and the price was right. One of the stories happens to be written by the guy who runs my Sunday night … Continue reading

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A Call For Essays: Pulp On Pulp

I would like to try to put together a collection of practical essays from writers of Action/Adventure Fiction. Cheah Kit Sun, writer and self-publisher, has agreed to act as publisher. This would be a non-paying project, to be available for … Continue reading

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2020 so far

  I can only claim to be on track for my writing  goal for 2020 so far if I count the work I produced in December of 2019. So I’m going to do that and list four stories:   “Lab … Continue reading

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Fantasticland

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven will naturally be compared to Lord Of The Flies, and there are some similarities. Bockoven’s novel, though, is more nuanced and complex, and, honestly, far more frightening. To get my one gripe out of the way … Continue reading

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