The Captain Marvel Kerfluffle

Or, How Captain Marvel‘s Writing Team Showed They Really Don’t Know Their Craft. There wasn’t supposed to be a post today. In fact, I am slamming this out in-between a work shift, a very important errand, work on book projects (my email box is FULL of comments, fixes, and changes from the awesome Alpha and Beta Readers … Continue reading The Captain Marvel Kerfluffle

Being a Better Writer: The Mysterious Character

Emergency update: Got my right arm smashed at work Saturday night. Seven stitches. All is recovering well, but can’t type well and am restricted from hand use until at least Wednesday. Further updates will come when I can give them.   Welcome back readers! Today’s post was written in advance since I’ve got a shift … Continue reading Being a Better Writer: The Mysterious Character

Being a Better Writer: What is “Adult” Fiction?

Wow. Where did this month go? It seems like just yesterday it was the end of October, and now … Yikes. It feels like things just sped by. One item of news to note: It is Cyber Monday! And yes, my books are still on sale from Black Friday (and will be through Thursday). If you’ve … Continue reading Being a Better Writer: What is “Adult” Fiction?

Being a Better Writer: Self-Deceiving Characters

Hello readers! How was your weekend? Get any good reading in? I did. Working my way through Jack Campbell’s second Lost Fleet series, which has been good fun. Spoilers, but he has an interesting approach to alien life. Anyway, there’s not much in the way of news (outside of the Beta Call for A Game of Stakes … Continue reading Being a Better Writer: Self-Deceiving Characters

Being a Better Writer: Writing for Interactive Stories

Welcome back readers! It’s going to be a great week here on the site. More stuff coming, as usual. Follow-ups to prior posts, feedback … Basically, there’s a lot going on at the moment, so expect to see quite a bit of that on display here as the days come along! Okay, rather than spend … Continue reading Being a Better Writer: Writing for Interactive Stories

Being a Better Writer: Red Herrings

Welcome back readers! It’s Monday again, and you know what that means. But first, some news. For starters, Shadow of an Empire continues to do well both in sales and in reviews. It’s a Fantasy-Western, so it doesn’t quite appeal to everyone, but those who have picked it up have loved it, and it’s sitting nicely … Continue reading Being a Better Writer: Red Herrings

Being a Better Writer: Writing About Injuries

Hello readers, and welcome to … Topic. List. Eleven! Okay, so it’s probably not such a big deal for those of you who are newcomers or aren’t sitting on my end of the keyboard, but on this side knowing that I’ve made it through ten of these sheets of paper with Being a Better Writer topics on … Continue reading Being a Better Writer: Writing About Injuries

Being a Better Writer: Writing an Anti-Hero

Well, it’s Wednesday! And here I am with the promised Being a Better Writer post! Plus, as you can likely guess, I survived the MRI of my knee! Now I’m just waiting for the doctor to give me a call and let me know what’s up. In other, closer to BaBW-related news, however, there are changes coming! … Continue reading Being a Better Writer: Writing an Anti-Hero