AND IT IS OVER. Er, over-ish. I mean, you still have today and tomorrow yet. But, by and large, National Novel Writing Month has reached its conclusion for many and will close up shop soon enough. So, as always, time to gaze back and reflect. How’d you do? What did you learn? Where will you go from here? Let’s see some evaluation. Not just in terms of you as a writer, but in terms of how utilizing this month was for you — in other words, evaluate NaNoWriMo, too. Drop... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge — #talesfromblackfriday

This may be my favorite holiday of the year. No, not because of THE SWEET DEALS. But rather, because of the fiction that grows out of it. If you don’t know #talesfromblackfriday, well, it’s a bit of a tradition, now. I’m not even sure when I started it? I wanna say three years ago, but maybe it’s been longer. It’s certainly taken on its own life, since then, which is awesome. Here’s what you do: Go to Twitter. Don’t have The Twitters? Now’s a good time to get an account.... Read The Rest →

In Which We Are Thankful For The Legacy Of Others

Listen, so there’s some guy in YA who stepped in it — the long and short is, he came out of nowhere, sold a six-figure debut out of a self-published YA book, and then took some time to step up to the podium to maybe kinda sorta shit on young adult literature and bluster about female characters and — well, you know how it goes. This is not really new. If you want to follow the story back more completely, you’d do well by looking at the Twitter feed of someone... Read The Rest →

Zer0es Price Drop, The Goodreads Choice Awards, And More

Some quick news bits: First, Zer0es on Amazon Kindle is $1.99 for the week — ending Cyber Monday, I believe! Feel free to go check it out, and if you care to spread the word, then I will Cyber Hug you. I mean, only if you want. ONLY CONSENSUAL CYBER-HUGS. Otherwise, it’ll be a long-distance cyber-high-five. Anyway! If you want a book about five very different hackers going up against a sinister self-aware NSA surveillance program, please to enjoy for under two bucks, limited time only, free Cinnabon with purchase wait... Read The Rest →

NaNoWriMo Challenge: A Snippet Of Your Work, If You Please

So, Friday I wasn’t able to lock and load a new flash fiction challenge — I got back too late from traveling, and whilst on the road it’s incredibly difficult to actually work on new blog stuff (WordPress in mobile format makes that trickier than I’d like). But, really, that’s probably okay — the flash challenges go by the wayside during the month of November for obvious reasons. As such, I’d like to posit a different challenge: Go to your online space. Grab 1000 words of your NaNoWriMo work-in-progress (or,... Read The Rest →

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