My short story "The Lifeguard" was selected as a winner in the "Zombie Summer Vacation" contest.
The story and my interview:
https://www.supportindieauthors.org/f... Read more of this blog post »
My next reading with fellow authors and friends of WTAW Press is coming up this Saturday! I’ll be reading a short (and probably funny) piece from LIKE WATER AND OTHER STORIES.
The older kids (middle year) impressed me with their knowledge of clim...studentsToday Read more of this blog post »
“Houses, like people, have their own peculiarities.”
― Maeve Gilmore, A World Away: A Memoir of Mervyn Peake
I was recently at a lecture at Grub Street (which I highly
recommend if you are in the Boston area and looking for classes on writing) and
the lecturer spoke about the idea of ‘setting as character’.
The idea is that the setting isn’t just a pain...character’.The Read more of this blog post »
I’m so excited to share with you the cover for the first book in my Hanger’s Horsemen series – At Love’s Command. It’s my first hero-centric cover, and I love it!
Not all of the details match the story exactly. On the cover his vest is brown when it should be cavalry blue, and his horse should be a blood roan no...Read more of this blog post »
Whether you’re trapped by anxiety, addiction, abuse, shame, or besetting sin, hear me now: you CAN be free for good. The One who made the stars allowed His Son to be killed and resurrected to buy your freedom, if you’ll have it.
If you’ll live it.
I want to make it very much known to all that read this, that J. Peters has always been watching, long before he put any University on Watch. Indeed, during history’s most decisive and defining moments, I’ve always been there, gazing upon the events as they unfolded…
I am to history what transh.../>I Read more of this blog post »
I often have to do a bit of research for my writing. This latest novel, which is set here on Earth in the near-ish future, required some digging into some interesting topics. I’m currently researching types of explosives (and wondering if I’m getting myself placed on a watc...Read more of this blog post »
Tell us a little about yourself: I’m drawn to creating things as a way to sort of push back the darkness, so my house is l... Read more of this blog post »
As I renewed my domain for another year, I realized it's Wednesday. I'm a terrible blogger.
Writing-wise, I'm reviewing and rewriting some things I did on my NA Fantasy, so that it's a little more cohesive. Some things just aren't making sense plausibly, so I need to get those kinks out before I go any further.
Sequel-wise,... Read more of this blog post »
Another swing of the axe came. Another guard died not in euphoric homicide, but methodical murder.
“Please!” the last guard begged.
“RELEASE DOROTHY,” the cyborg demanded in monotone.
“Mercy! The witch’s spell binds us!”
The axe fell. “IF I ONLY HAD A HEART…”
Copyright © 2019 by Jason H. Abbott, All Rights Reserved.
Discover more of my Aethereal Musings.Read more of this blog post »
What’s it About?
Steven Pressfield’s Do The Work (2011) is a book designed to encourage you. It’s the sequel to his book War Of Art. In it he expands his idea that Resistance is the opposing force for any endeavors that requires effort over time.
No More Excuses
This is a short book. It took me a day and a half to re...time. Read more of this blog post »
You’ve written your novel, now you’re ready to find an agent. Good luck with that! Sorry, but it IS a lot of effort to find the best agents to represent your work…but first, your must create an irresistible query.
A good site to start is http://www.querytracker.net It’s a good place to begin your agent search, and you can keep t...AGENTSAquery.error]You’ve Read more of this blog post »
Microsoft bought Wunderlist. Of course they did. Wunderlist was awesome, and Microsoft’s offerings…were not. Wunderlist was voted best product, Microsoft wasn’t. So, as is the case these days, the giant consumed the little guy.
I have been us...guy.Ierror] Read more of this blog post »
We’re at booth 106… come on down!
[image error] Maple leaf marks the spot.
Get your own map HERE.
Read more of this blog post »
Y es preciso en este instante en el que veo el silencioso titiriteo de las estrellas que han recorrido no solo el vasto océano vacío, sino también un inmenso océano de tiempo para poder estar aquí, como luz y como silencio entre ruidos y oscuridades.
Pero veo aún más, infinitamente más.
Veo claramente que precisamente.../>Veo/>Pero Read more of this blog post »
Cada año espero el anuncio de la concesión del Nobel de Literatura con la incertidumbre de si conoceré o no al ganador; de si, en caso conocerlo, me caerá bien o mal, y de si se lo darán o no a Murakami de una puñetera vez. Después de que en 2018 les diera un poco de vergüenza ponerse a dar un premio con...Read more of this blog post »
Could we all be honest for a minute and admit that we have habits that keep us from reaching our goals? No matter how hard we try, there is no such thing as perfection. But we all have habits which keep us from being our best selves, which steals our peace. Well, speaking from pers...Read more of this blog post »
From the Ground Up Interview – The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing
Marketing expert and author John Jantsch sat down with Jordan Stella of UpCity for an interview in their From the Ground Up series. Jantsch discussed his own entrepreneurial roots and how that relates to his...Read more of this blog post »
Is it really getting to annoy you, as it does me, that every candidate begins their answer to every question with the word "look."
And I hate how they always make a fist with the index finger wrapped around the thumb instead of pointing. Nobody but a politician does that. That is from... Read more of this blog post »
It’s the final grind uphill to the finish line. I’ve actually written the last three days of blog posts, but they’re sloppy 1st drafts and I don’t have time to edit and upload. I’ve been basically non-stop for a month, but somehow these last few days feel the hardest. As you know, I’m cur...Read more of this blog post »
— George Chapman
4.1 Quarterly & annually the leadership team meets offsite to evolve the strategy | Made to Thrive 23/34
by Belinda Roddie
Everyone please sit at your assigned
guillotines, eat your number two pencils
so you can taste graphite on your
tongues instead of adolescent despair,
and turn to page six of your test book.
There, you will read so many numbers
tha... Read more of this blog post »
Vor vielen Jahren schaute ich erstmals den Film „Contact“ mit Jodie Foster in der Hauptrolle. In diesem Science-Fiction-Film geht es kurz gesagt um den ersten Kontakt zu fremden Wesen und um den Disput zwischen Wissenschaft und Glaube
Der Autor des Dre...Read more of this blog post »
Vamos falar de piolhos – e faço desde já uma pausa para poderem coçar a cabeça. Porque a verdade é que só o nome destes bichinhos já nos dá comichão. E eles fazem questão de aparecer mal as crianças regressam às aulas!
Eu lembro-me de ser miúda e apanhar piolhos na escola. Lembro-me, sobretudo, de isso re...aulas!Eu Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been continuing work on my new Frostgravewarband, and recently added two more figures. The first is my Tunnel Fighter. The miniature comes from the Rangers of Shadow Deep line, and I have painted it before, but it is such a great mini that I decided to use it again. I did, however, want to paint it completely differently t... Read more of this blog post »
Ask the Author: Featured Authors
That's one of the questions Barbara Kingsolver probes in her new novel, Unsheltered . Weaving between the present and the past, it follows two families in Vineland, New Jersey, living in different moments of cultural crisis....more