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Interesting Observations on OWC in Review
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 10:06pm
Keywords: OWC, Story, Elements, Plot Points, Fun, Mystery, Writing

Well, as some of you know, I've been taking some time off from writing because I hit a major piece of writer's block near the next of Offworld Chronicles (OWC) book 4 just short of finishing that chapter in this surprisingly long saga. (7 straight books is huge for me)  Anyways, as I ... View More

 
If you're coming to Penguicon 2018, here's my schedule
Thursday, April 26th, 2018 6:34pm
Keywords: Penguicon, Convention, Events, Readings, Writer's Block, Sessions, Speaking Event

Well, just like the title says, here's my speaking and reading schedule for Penguicon 2018.  I've also conveniently made it into an image for easy printing.  Just click on the image, then print from your browser.  Also, on the times when I'm NOT speaking, you will easily f ... View More

 
Amazon Kindle Versions Finally Arriving
Friday, April 20th, 2018 1:15pm
Keywords: Books, Writing, Ebooks, Amazon, Kindle

Well, it seems that, after a really long and painful wait, my books are finally appearing on Amazon in Kindle ebook format.  Presently the list only includes Jenna's Journey, What Does It Mean To Be A Christian, and Love: God's Greatest Gift, but that list should start growing to includ ... View More

 
More changes and updates
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 7:09pm
Keywords: Books, Writing, Social Networks, MeWe, Forums, Stories, Updates, Changes

Isn't web volatility fun?  I mean, think of all the chaos that brings, right?  By the way, I'm joking.  I only started things out that way as a sort of tongue in cheek at all of the crazy changes that have been going on across the web lately, some of which was precipitated by ... View More

 
Likely shift in focus for a while
Thursday, April 12th, 2018 5:11pm
Keywords: Writing, Stories, Series, Change, Focus, Inspiration, Writer

I'm sure some of you are wondering what the deal is with the title of this blog.  Oh no, is he quitting?  Is he moving to some mountain retreat in the Andes?  Is he giving up writing!?  Nah.  I plan to jump on a starship and fly all the way to Wolf 359.  I hear they ... View More

 
The Social Media Shakeout
Thursday, April 12th, 2018 4:27pm
Keywords: Announcement, Social Media, Future, Changes, New Places

Since about late February I have been on a mission to purge myself of Facebook.  Oddly enough, so have a LOT of other people.  And as more and more bad news about Facebook comes out, and the more they're cracking down on Conservative and Christian viewpoints, the more people are fighti ... View More

 
Okay, honest, serious question -> ROI Forums
Thursday, April 5th, 2018 10:11pm
Keywords: Forums, Interaction, Feedback, Moving Forward

Okay, after having opened the ROI forums back on March 8th, I noticed a brief, initial spike of traffic, after which the place pretty much died.  As such, I would like to offer a very simple question for everyone.  Do you, for all intents and purposes, still want me to keep the ROI forums ... View More

 
Rules For Series Writing: Working Ahead To Save Your Skin
Thursday, April 5th, 2018 2:23am
Keywords: Writing, Stories, Series, Tips, Tricks, Solutions

I've been asked on many occations an interesting question.  Why, if I've finished the rough draft, or even the final draft, on a book that's part of a series, especially a long one, why do I wait to publish it until the rough draft on the next novel is complete?  Well, the ... View More

 
And Youtube is out the door as well!
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 12:43pm
Keywords: Youtube, Deleted, Removed, End of Life, Quit, Boycotted, Banned, Rejected

Well, being the person that I am and true to my word, I decided to delete my Youtube account.  Yes, "decided" as in post facto.  In other words, the account is gone.  So why the deletion?  Well, if you haven't been living under a rock or seen the insane route that Y ... View More

 
 
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