Category Archives: On Writing

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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Life Is Just A Party And Parties Aren’t Meant To Last

When I was putting together the stories that comprise Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts I wanted to include some kind of supplemental material from the world of Dracoheim. It seemed to fit the feel of the work, like the map … Continue reading

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In The Year 2020

Okay, so writing 2020  as the date is probably going to freak me out all year. But let’s leave that aside and talk about my intentions for the new year. Last year I set my goal too ambitiously and I … Continue reading

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One Hundred Five Thousand Seven Hundred

Yesterday I posted a list of my 2019 publications. Compiling that list was an interesting experience. For one thing, it was more than I had thought I had done–I tend not to spend much time thinking about what I’ve done, … Continue reading

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2019 in Review

This past year I published the following stories: UPDATED: I forgot one.  In Duel Visions (February 14th): “The Summer Of Love” 6,400 word short story and “The Blacklight Ballet” 7,600 word novelette (the other three stories, “Black Dog”, “The Silk … Continue reading

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What Goodreads reviewers are saying about Duel Visions

“Misha Burnett and Louise Sorensen spin some interesting and often excellent imaginative yarns with everything from modern-day vampires to sinister black cats covered. The stories are all skillfully written, and once you begin reading one you won’t be able to … Continue reading

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Beyond The Great Divide

Stories written from an alien viewpoint, while long a staple of SF/F, are hard to do well. They involve a kind of semiotic tightrope–if the language and concepts involved are too alien, the story becomes too hard to decipher to … Continue reading

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Lost Gods

Let me begin by saying that I am not Catholic, and the doctrine of Purgatory is one of the main reasons why. I don’t want to argue the point here, but it’s significant because I am about to review a … Continue reading

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