Asimov’s Lost Essay
In the late 1950’s, Arthur Obermayer worked for Allied Research Associates, a cold war-era science lab. During this period, his employer received a grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency to “elicit the most creative approaches possible for a ballistic missile defen...Read more of this blog post »
Do the words “Rode hard and put up wet” ring any bells? That’s Bill and I as we drive north on I-5 through northern California.
Earlier today, after leaving Napa, we spent 45 minutes traveling five miles in a backup on I-80 where a collision with a half-mile long debris field had four lanes of tr...Read more of this blog post »
1.The first draft is shit. - Ernest Hemmingway
One of the hardest things, and... Read more of this blog post »
It’s tough to interview a friend for a podcast, but I did just that for you with Jodi Meadows, renowned cookie aficionado and author of the stupendously successful YA Incarnate Series, as well as th...Read more of this blog post »
Two new episodes have been added to the “Christ is All” podcast.
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My favorite writer passed away earlier this month.
I am talking, of course, about Sir Terry Pratchett. If, as seems scarcely possible, you are not already acquainted with his works, then I regard you with simultaneous horror (because everyone should have read his books, they are the essential elem...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been receiving fan letters lately not only thanking me for writing IF YOU FIND ME, but for highlighting America’s wild horses and burros — people who had no idea the issue of wild equine capture and slaughter existed.
Those signing the petitions I share on Facebook alongside me, *thank you*....Read more of this blog post »
Wow, they really know how to milk it, don't they? First they halve season 7--the usual 14 episodes--just to stretch the last season over two years. And then these trailers. Using "Love Hangover" by Diana Ross is a stroke of genius. Was that Don's idea?
I will officially go into mourni... Read more of this blog post »
WHEN he was knighted in 2009, Terry Pratchett made a sword. It was the natural accoutrement for a man who, without one, resembled an amiable wizard kitted out by a Houston department store.
With a little help from friends, he dug 80 kilos of iron ore from a convenient field and buil...Read more of this blog post »
by If you didn’t catch the news yesterday, I’m back to work on Sins of the Warrior, the fourth and final chapter in the Grigori Legacy series. I’d setaside the story at the end of August, feeling the need to take a break from my characters and get refocused.Now, after writing and releasing aconte...Read more of this blog post »
The first draft of Alex Verus #7 has just nudged up over87,000 words. Normally this would mean the book’s only a few thousand wordsor so from completion . . . except that I’ve got the feeling that this one’s going to be a little longer than usual.
On the plus side, that means you guys get a longer...Read more of this blog post »
In the outer realm
Where my mind’s eye
Aligns with the cancer moon
I gaze into the twilight
Of the dawn of my own age
I look within my disparity with question
Through the eyes of a vulture
I seek for meaning
I hope the answers to my questions
Are the answers that I seek
Walking Through the Parallel of an... Read more of this blog post »
I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get to this today. I’m flying to Spain tomorrow for the next Villa Diodati workshop. But I’m almost done packing now, so my head is free for a blog post after all.
I’ll start with the final update for this Round of Words. If you’re here only for WIPpet...Read more of this blog post »
Yep, writer's block sucks and sooner or later, we all have to face it. For me it isn't a block, it's a whole wall and it happened last week. Three novels in progress and nothing. All the voices in my head had gone silent. Nothing. I had gone dry.
Now, it wasn't the first time and it won't... Read more of this blog post »
Author of the debutIN THE AFTER, Demitria Lunetta's BAD BLOOD, about a 16-year-old girl haunted by dreams and compelled to cut herself until she discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that... Read more of this blog post »
Whenever I speak at a conference, I ask who uses lyrics in their writing. Without fail, hands go up, including my own.
Lyrics are a quick way to communicate setting or reveal character. A Sinatra ballad evokes wartime romance while Grateful Dead ramblings transport readers to a...Read more of this blog post »
Fresh off of the heels of Gunship finally landing a #1 listing(albeit shortly), I’ve decided to give fans a peek behind the curtain. There are a lot of very cool things about the Gunship franchise that can’t be found on the official Amazon page.
Dalton Jamesalmost didn’t exist. In fact, he wasn’t...Read more of this blog post »
What people are saying about FLIRTING WITH FIRE:
“Sexy and sassy . . . I l... Read more of this blog post »
Him: "Oh...uh... I'm not looking for someone."
Me: "Neither am I. How's your dinner?"
Him: "Good." Turns to his phone... Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to the BHC Authors website—a place dedicated to bringing readers and... Read more of this blog post »
Well hello there!!! Sorry it’s been a while, but I didn’t take my usual break between books. I’ve been writing like a wild woman….yes, I said wild woman! I stepped out of my comfort zone with the Warrior’s and did a 30,000 word shifter book for a box set I’m in with some awesome authors.
I promise...Read more of this blog post »
Recently it has come to light that a couple of American prudes people have created an app which they’ve called Clean Reader, using the catchy slogan “Read Books, Not Profanity.” (No, I’m not going to link to it – have a quick Google. These numpties don’t deserve the hits).
The app works – I’m vagu...Read more of this blog post »
Cissy Salter is more than ready to shed Earth’s repression when she moves to the planet Kalquor. She leaps headlong into drinking, partying, and liaisons with young alien men. She would be having the time of her life if not for the disapproval of a certain rich, gorgeous Dramok she can’t avoid.... Read more of this blog post »
One thing I do occasionally, but rarely write about, is attend package shows of old 60s pop stars. These shows have a bad reputation, and not without reason, but at the same time they do provide a service. Very occasionally you’ll get someone on there who could hold down a full show by themselves...Read more of this blog post »
One of my friends went to a hypnotist to stop smoking and it made me think that I need to find a hypnotist to hypnotize me into thinking that I’m doing a good job in life.
But then I started worrying that maybe I’d alreadyused a hypnotist to make me think that I was doing okay butthat the hypnotis...Read more of this blog post »
There are certain words you should just never say.
My three-year-old son, for example, has yet to figure out that he should never say, “You get in the kitchen and get me some milk,” to his mother. Though he will. (I hope.)
Yes, my son is currently a misogynist. But like I said, we’re working on it...Read more of this blog post »
Post may contain affiliate links. So what are the Little People doing today? Watching — and listening to — the TV-Radio. You might spy a cat and a mouse on the screen, and sure enough, what’s playing is “The Farmer in the Dell.” Here’s the back. This piece is definitely well-loved; observe the ha...Read more of this blog post »
Natürlich könnt ihr das Buch auch direkt auf der Verlagsseite oder im CORA-Shop für derzeit 2,49 erstehen. Die Aktion endet am 2. April 2015.
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I'm giving away these fifteen classics this week:
Scott - Quentin DurwardTwain - Roughing ItThe Ingoldsby LegendsGoldsmith - Vicar of Wakefield / Paul and VirginiaWorks of ShakespeareMaugham - The Mixture as BeforeBurnham - The Making of Our CountryHemingway - A Farewell to ArmsTennyson's Poetica... Read more of this blog post »
Well that's exactly what it is. Except it goes a level deeper and wipes out the actual words. Yes - that's right.... Read more of this blog post »
Remember Nora’s posts abouther whole house purge and the brand new closet? Not only did it make Nora very happy, it brought to life an idea tobenefit others.
Nora generously shares recaps of her trips to the Kentucky Derby — one of her favorite annual events. (Click the links to refresh your memo...Read more of this blog post »
Seven poplars in a perfect row line the entrance to the walk along the margin of the neglected bean field behind the campus not far from my house. This is where the deer come in small groups at dusk. Someone must have planted these trees with such earnest precision at least a century ago.
In th...Read more of this blog post »
The other day I found this article titled “10 Behaviors of Genuine People.” When I scanned it, I knew I needed to read it more deeply, then share here my thoughts on what it had to say. My brand is all about being authentic, about unveiling your true self and sharing it, through your work, […]
Th...Read more of this blog post »
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