The Writer’s Persona

Yesterday I read Kevyn's post on Jack Vance, what would have been his 100th birthday, and how he kept fandom at arm's length. Vance's approach to fandom struck a nerve bringing to forward a topic I have been giving a lot of thought to lately. How the modern writer interacts with readers and colleagues.   …

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Review of Storyhack #0

Storyhack, issue zero On the Fourth of July, I feel it’s my patriotic duty to write another Four Apes intro story: Traffic around the Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington DC slows to a crawl, as drivers gawk at the Eight Apes on the sidewalk outside. Samantha looks into my eyes. “We don’t have to …

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A tough one…

About half an hour ago I finally submitted my story to Misha's 21st Century Anthology. Writing it was quite the experience. Most of it not really positive but overall quite eye opening. It took me two whole months to write and submit this story. Realistically much less than that because what I submitted was the …

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Short Fiction

I am convinced that there is a direct correlation between short fiction and innovation in fiction, both in the styles of individual authors and in fiction styles as a whole. In Speculative Fiction, there can be said to be four primary movements within the 20th Century–Pulp, Hard SF, New Wave, and Cyberpunk. Each of them […] …

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StoryHack Action & Adventure Issue 0 Cover Reveal

Bryce Beattie just revealed the cover for Action & Adventure 0 and it looks fantastic. I'm excited to be part of this project and honored to be in the inaugural issue. There is a lot of love and effort being put into this project and from everything I have seen so far it really seems …

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Joining the Pulp Revolution with Storyhack Action & Adventure Issue 0!

It's finally official, my Musket and Magic story A Tiger in the Garden will be in issue 0 of Storyhack Action & Adventure! I am beyond humbled and happy that I get to debut my first story in such a fantastic way. Bryce Beattie exemplifies the Pulp Independent Aesthetic. He said fuck it, I'm starting …

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Reading, Writing, and Keeping up with the Revolution.

It's Sunday morning here in Japan. There is a slight spring drizzle outside so I'm sitting here listening to the rain and enjoying my second cup of French Pressed coffee. I was supposed to run a 5k yesterday but it got axed due to rain, so instead, the organizers led an hour-long yoga flow class …

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Writing Update: March 2017

I just finished the first draft of my latest story, An Eye for Eligos. A dark musket and magic tale set during the American Revolution, where I attempted to channel the darker aspects of Howard's writing. Violence, black magic, sinister monstrosities, all of the pulpy stuff I enjoy. I did a quick editing pass, then read …

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Writing Goals

The last couple of weeks I have been writing on and off, working my way through some short stories. I have two pieces out for submission right now that I am excited about and hope to get back this week. Most importantly my writing and my outlook on short fiction are revitalized. I am 100% …

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Foray Into Indie/Pro Publishing

Great stuff here. I think Eric does a great job of writing short stories and I wish him the best.

The Grimdark Review

The time for solely reading and reviewing books has passed for me. For most of my life, I’ve had a mind to write Science Fiction and Fantasy stories in my own worlds. This, for a long time, was just a dream and I did little to pursue it. Over the last several months, however, I’ve been pumping out short fiction and submitting to various pro magazines around the speculative community.

While I pursue this, I have also planned a short story series which I will publish independently on Amazon. The series is called The Exiled Crown. The first store, Forsaken, can be read now. The second, Storm Witch, will be available on March 17th.

Most of you share my love for grimdark fantasy fiction, and I hope you’ll give my grimdark themed stories a try. If you’d like to keep up with me as I pursue my goals, you…

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