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Top 10 Books I read in 2012

December 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Comments on this list before I begin.  First of all, this is not a top 10 list of books published in 2012 that I read.  This is a top 10 list of books that I read in 2012, regardless of year published.  Only books that I read for the first time in 2012 qualify for the list.  For example, I reread The Black Company by Glen Cook. which I have rated at 4.75 stars and my #18 favorite book.  However, because it is a reread, it does not qualify for this list.  Lastly, these are my opinions, and my opinions alone. Read more…

Goodreads Choice Awards 2012

December 9, 2012 Leave a comment

In case you missed it, this past week Goodreads.com announced the winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2012.  The winners are chosen by popular vote among Goodreads members.  There are 20 categories ranging from just general fiction and nonfiction to all sorts of sub genres for fantasy, etc.

This year, 1,156,852 votes were cast and the winners are in. Read more…

Today’s Words Of The Day: Motte and Bailey & Quay

October 19, 2012 Leave a comment

motte and bailey
noun
: a medieval Norman castle consisting of two connecting ditched stockaded mounds with the higher mound surmounted by the keep and the lower one containing barracks and other buildings Read more…

Today’s BONUS word of the day – jolie laide

August 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Ok, I know I already gave a word of the day, but here’s a bonus one!  Jolie laide!

foreign term \zhȯ-lē-led\ Read more…

What’s Hot On Audible.com In Science Fiction/Fantasy?

August 19, 2012 Leave a comment

According to the email I received this morning, this is what is hot on Audible.com for audio books:

Most Wished For Science Fiction & Fantasy

Take a peek at what your fellow listeners are wishing for. You might discover a book you never even knew you wanted! Read more…

Word Of The Day – hirsute

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

hir·sute

adj \ˈhər-ˌsüt, ˈhir-, ˌhər-ˈ, hir-ˈ\

More Sunday New Twitter Follower Welcomes!

June 24, 2012 Leave a comment

I want to welcome all these people to my little corner of Twitter!

Gary Sanders‏@garysanders1

Screenwriter: Crime Dramas & Action Thrillers. Worlds 2nd Worst Surfer: Also writing a novel to be released in 2012.

Write Emotobooks‏@WriteEmotobooks

Grit City Publications is currently seeking pop-fiction for our catalog of EmotoSingles and EmotoSerials. Become a pioneer. Join the emotobooks Revolution!

Gae-Lynn Woods‏@gaelynnwoods

Texas Crime Fiction writer – because some folks just need killin’. Jazz lover, fence fixer, pretty good post-hole digger, and mad about BBC’s The Archers.

JuNoWriMo‏@JuNoWriMo

A novel writing challenge in June – 50,000 words in 30 days. Check out the buzz with #JuNoWriMo. Brought to you by @beccajcampbell and @aehowardwrites

Number 42‏@YasinRashid_

People throw rocks at things that shine. #InstantFollowBack

Saturday Evening Twitter Welcomes

June 23, 2012 Leave a comment

matt t. schott‏@matttschott

Author of the Award Winning ScFi novel, Lord Skyler & The Earth Defense Force. I Quest for Knowledge to Obtain Wisdom please RT my favorites,

 JimLeCurn‏@Jameslcurnow

Devoted cinephile and founder of CURNBLOG.

Madeline Harvey‏@MadelineHarvey

People call me Mad Harvey, but I’m not all that angry. I’ve penned one unremarkable novel and have high hopes for the next. I’m here for the wine and cheese.

arknow.net‏@arknownet

The goal of the Social Network ArkNow is to create an informational and social environment to reduce risks of natural disasters on humans.

william d. hicks‏@wdhicks

Author of Twist, Killer Flies, Heavy Petting and AHA! http://www.amazon.com/s/177-1134958-8417613?url=keywords=william+d.+hicks

Shannon MacLeod‏@TheMacLeod

Writer of romance, teller of tales, weaver of dreams – Author of The Celtic Knot: Suit of Cups, coming 12/3/12 from Lyrical Press!

Where do I start?

July 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, I am sitting here today wondering where to start. I thought I would just sit here at the keyboard and brainstorm a little bit letting my thoughts come out and see if they lead me to a conclusion.

I have a bunch of half completed novels from years past. But that just not seem like a good starting point to me as an unestablished author in the fantasy/sci-fi field. Finishing up an existing transcript and sending it out without any credentials in the fantasy and science fiction genre would probably be a fool’s errand.

I think my best bet would be to try and get a short story or two or three or four published in a reputable publication. I have a lot of short stories that I have written in years past. But reading them over, and knowing what I know now, they need a lot of work. The basic stories are good, but they could use some tweaking, but some of the prose is not its best.
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