You might be wondering what the heck I’ve been doing in 2013—I’ve had the same questions. Well, I was inundated with my volunteer responsibilities to the Pikes Peak Writers for a while (I was appointed to position of Secretary in November last year, then things went crazy in 2013). In between all that, I finally […]
A free movie night and a workshop will be presented this weekend by the Pikes Peak Writers. Author Stephen Graham Jones will discuss increasing the intensity and impact of your fiction. All proceeds of the workshop will benefit survivors of the Black Forest Fire.
Better speech recognition is nice… We’ll later look at the challenges of dictating SF and Fantasy. But if I’d wanted to create my digital art or 450-plus-page novels on a phone, then I wouldn’t have bought an iMac with a beautiful 27 inches of screen real estate, 8 gigabytes of memory, and all driven by […]
This Friday night, Sept 7th at 7:30 p.m., the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) are having a book sale and signing that will be open to the public. A multitude of RMFW authors (usually defined as 30-plus authors, most of whom are on this list) will be in Ballroom B of the Renaissance Denver Hotel […]
If you’re a writer who’s published or close to publishing, and if you’re in the Colorado Springs area, check out this Pikes Peak Writers presentation (“Write Brain”) tomorrow night. Join the Pikes Peak Writers for a FREE Write Brain session on new models in publishing. Presenters include Deb Courtney of Courtney Literary, and authors Robert […]
When I was at a writer’s conference in Denver, I pitched to a science fiction and fantasy (SF/F) editor for a NY publisher. After expressing disappointment that I wasn’t pitching an SF manuscript, he brightened and said, “But I usually like Fantasy written by SF authors.” “Because their magic systems make sense?” Being an avid […]
I’ll be participating in two booksignings this weekend to benefit the Pikes Peak Writers (PPW), and I’d love for you to stop by: Saturday, November 12th, from 4 to 6 pm, at the Boulder Barnes & Noble. This will be the first time I’ve signed in Boulder, my home town. (Why? I don’t know—just never […]
As a purveyor, buyer, and all-around user of the English language, my attention was caught by The Telegraph article “Ralph Fiennes blames Twitter for ‘eroding’ language.” The headline pointed at Twitter but Mr. Fiennes, an English actor, blamed social networking and our society, as a whole, for dumbing down the English language. Speaking at the […]