What I Do When I’m Not Writing: Fantasy Football 2013

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I’ve given myself a goal: a ~2,000 word story before the next Houston Scien—you know, from now on, I’m just going to abbreviate it. HSFFW[1]. I plan on sticking around for the writing critique portion of the next HSFFW meetup, and I’ll need something to pass around. The meeting is scheduled for September 9th, just about two weeks from today. …



Five Books, Five Writing Applications

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A few days ago I added a Published Work page to the site and listed the three books that I have published over the years. I hadn’t thought about the first two in long time, but typing up each description got me thinking about the evolution of my workflow—the tools I use to write. Oddly, it’s been a different tool …



Houston Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers Meetup – Third Meeting

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On the second Monday of every month, the Houston Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers Monthly Meetup takes place at Theo’s Restaurant on Westheimer downtown. Last night I had the supreme pleasure of attending my third meeting. I learned about the ten-year-old group during several of the writers’ panels at Comicpalooza back in May; many of the panelists are members of the group. …



Let’s Play Catch-Up

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A recap of my activity over the past many months, from writing to podcasting and back to writing. I’m on track and progress has been made on the first novel.



My New Blogging Tool: Byword

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As usual, I jumped in without thinking. I’m a sucker for new tools. When I hear about a new bit of software that sounds interesting, you can bet I’ll drop whatever I’m doing to learn more. This time, it’s Byword 2. Just give me a tool! The best thing for a writer is to keep writing; I’ve been told that …



A Bit of History -or- How Not to Write a Novel

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My passion for writing has been awakened, but this isn’t the first time. I have a finished novel-length manuscript under my belt. Here, I describe my attempts at writing fiction over the past 17 years. It’s a harrowing tale of late nights, mediocrity and comical errors in judgement!