Doomsday Music

Thursday, May 31, 2018

So here’s a cool thing. If you’re a musician, or music scholar, and happen also to be a fan of the original Star Trek, boy, do I have…

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Mighty Warriors Arrive

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

My brand new copy of The Mighty Warriors turned up in the post yesterday. I can’t remember when I had a NEW anthology chock full of sword-and-sorcery. I…

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Novel Lessons 2: Plague of Shadows

Monday, May 28, 2018

Maybe I should label this novel as “2.5” because I’d started my second Dabir and Asim novel, The Bones of the Old Ones, before I set to work…

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Updates

Friday, May 25, 2018

You may have noticed from the increased activity that I’m rethinking how I use my web site. I’ve got some more novel writing posts ready to go, and…

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Interview Tonight

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tonight I’ll be dropping by Night Moves Radio to chat with hosts Josh and Ariana about sword-and-sorcery, its authors and its tales, and the writing and editing of…

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Language Use

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

My friend Troy asked the other day about my ” ideas on usage of language – how you change it per the setting and world you are writing in,…

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Submission Reading

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

When I stepped up to be the Managing Editor of Black Gate, I started running a live journal. It seems hard to believe that was already so long…

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Novel Lessons 1: The Desert of Souls

Friday, May 18, 2018

I’d like to think that I learn a little more about writing with every book, and I thought that it might be useful to my fellow writers if…

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Writing Observations: Backstory

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I finished reading a slim, hardboiled novel the other day of 142 pages and marveled again about how much story these good writers from the ’50s could cram…

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Mighty Warriors

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I wanted to point everyone to the new sword-and-sorcery anthology, The Mighty Warriors. My old friend Paul McNamee has a story within — along with David C. Smith and…

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