Does anyone going to LTUE want “What Comes Next?”


LTUE didn’t have enough slots to include the presentation in the schedule, but I’m willing to give it in the chat area by the lobby to folks who are interested. Probably on Saturday. So in “What Comes Next?” I share two tools I use that help me figure out where to start my stories and, well, what comes

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Do you want to meet authors and learn how to develop and write stories?


Then you want to be in Provo, Utah this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 11-13th, and attend Life, The Universe & Everything, the annual science fiction and fantasy writing conference. (I think students get in free.) If you live within a reasonable driving distance (I’m 2.5 hours away and consider that reasonable), then you should

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Good Stuff! Mr. Holmes and 13 Hours, the book


Earlier this month I watched Mr. Holmes. It left me with this fine peace. With this feeling of goodness and light, in spite of, or probably because of, a number of poignant moments. It also surprised me. To write a story like this, to give people this kind of gift… What a wonderful, powerful thing.

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Awful Intent Update: The power of having the electric ladies read to you


Everyone says you cannot copyedit your own work. You’re an idiot if you try. Because you’re mind auto-corrects eorrs, and fills in missing punctuation or words like “of” “the” and “a”.  And often doesn’t care or know the house rules for capitalization. Etc. (Did you catch all the errors in that paragraph?) Except the brains

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Dark God Update! Audio book narrator has been cast


I’m very pleased to announce that Podium Publishing, the folks producing the audio versions of the Dark God books, has cast Alex Wyndham as the narrator for the Dark God series. Production is scheduled to take place in March and April. Wyndham is an actor from the UK who has played television and film roles and narrated

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Good Stuff! Simply Three


The joy of music. Pure, unadulterated joy–this is what I recently stumbled across on YouTube. I was watching the The Piano Guys and thought I saw something new from them. I clicked, but it wasn’t The Piano Guys. It was Simply Three doing a cover version of the popular “Wake Me Up” by Avicii. For

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