It’s my birthday today! And to celebrate I thought I’d have a contest on my blog and see what happens. So, here’s what I’m going to do: I’m putting up a photo of Paddlelump, and I want you to caption it. Keep it clean, and the best entry (I’ll take into account what also hits … More Caption Contest!
So for once in my life I don’t have any columns or reviews to share – some things are scheduled, but nothing new at the moment. I did put up the new flash stories under the free reads page, updated the books page, and I’m working on getting all the other pages on this thing … More Project Pics: Paddlelump
Hey, remember that awesome book I wrote, Olde School? It’s currently up for grabs on the Juniper Grove Book Solutions Review Library, so if you request it you can read it for free in exchange for an honest review (Don’t let Clyde influence you. Please feel free to be honest). I’m still plotting out … More Calling readers and reviewers!
There are some upcoming opportunities for readers, reviewers, bloggers, et al! Want to read for free? Heck, want to read Olde School for free? Seventh Star Press is looking for honest reviews for their Read to Review program. Basically, fill out a form, choose a title, read it, post your honest review, then you get … More Calling all Readers and Reviewers!
So, I promised I’d let some people guest post a little bit more on here, and I use the term people loosely. Since we’re talking about creativity and process off and on, I wanted to hear a little bit about how others approached things, so today we’ll be hearing about the role of inspiration. I’m … More Guest Post: Inspiration for Losers and the Lazy by Ippick Bonecrusher
2014 was definitely a mixed bag for me personally, but one thing that came out of it that I’m so proud of is Olde School. So I’m surprised and pleased to find it’s been put on the 2014 Preditor & Editor Reader’s Poll in two categories – Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Young Adult! Things like this may … More Olde School in Preditor&Editor Reader’s Poll!
All right, kiddies – no beating around the bush because we’ve got limited time here. Love books? Love your kindle? Want to stock up on titles you’ve been eyeing or feel like discovering new ones? Then today is your day.Seventh Star Press has thirty titles on sale as Kindle Downloads for 99 cents all day … More CYBER MONDAY SALE: Olde School (and others) for 99 Cents!
It’s been a while, so I decided to participate in Weekend Writing Warriors this week! This week’s eight comes from the first chapter of Olde School. Ippick, Uljah, and Paddlelump are at lunch at Trip Trap’s Diner, and Uljah and Paddlelump discuss the finer points and frustrations of owning a bridge… The Eight: “Ye get … More WeWriWa: Olde School
One of the things people notice right away about Olde School is that the bulk of the characters are nonhuman. I’ve done panels on writing the “other” recently, and it kind of shocks me that there has to be a “way” to go about writing these characters. I’ve seen probably two distinct uses of nonhuman … More Finding the Familiar in the Other
If there’s something I’ve said over and over (and over and over) while promoting Olde School since it’s release, it’s that I love fairy and folktales. While I’ve probably talked this to death, I do feel like sometimes I have to re-direct what exactly these types of stories mean to me and why I love … More A Fairy Tale Journey