Getting inspiration from injuries and medical care

July 19, 2018 No Comments

Getting inspiration from injuries and medical care Medical care matters in our lives, so it should matter in fiction, too. Injuries and medical care Medical care might not seem like an inspiring subject. However, doctors naturally witness drama on most days. And some of the most compelling stories can be about that, such as Coma. […]

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Self-Review – The Badge of Humanity

July 19, 2018 No Comments

Review – The Badge of Humanity The Badge of Humanity is the upshot conclusion story in the Obolonks trilogy. It moves the action into more of the Peri-Dave romance but also follows how the murders are finally solved. Just like that universe’s society is tripartite, so are the three novels. So the first one, The […]

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Self-Review – The Polymer Beat

July 19, 2018 No Comments

Review – The Polymer Beat The Polymer Beat moves the Obolonk action toward not just the robots which have an overall story line – it also explores main character Peri Martin’s romance with spy Dave Shepherd. Just like that universe’s society is tripartite, so are the three novels. So the first one, The Obolonk Murders, […]

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Self-Review – The Obolonk Murders

July 19, 2018 No Comments

Review – The Obolonk Murders The Obolonk Murders was started several years ago (2002, to be exact) and I pulled it. But I loved the concept behind it. So I dusted it off and it became a trilogy. Just like that universe’s society is tripartite, so are the three novels. So this, the first one, […]

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Writing Progress Report – Second Quarter 2018

July 19, 2018 No Comments

Progress Report – Second Quarter 2018 Second quarter 2018 was another productive three-month period. Finished Works First of all, I worked on a number of new short stories. A lot of these had been drafted on paper and so I spent some time fixing and polishing them. So here’s what I created and improved. April […]

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Self-Review – Cynthia

July 19, 2018 No Comments

Review – Cynthia So Cynthia is a fun although ultimately sad story. You see, Cynthia is a Great Dane. And to her sorrow, her master is succumbing to Alzheimer’s. This short story was written for the second volume of The Longest Night Watch. All of the proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. I love the […]

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Writing Progress Report – First Quarter 2018

July 19, 2018 1 Comment

Progress Report – First Quarter 2018 First quarter 2018 proved to be a good time to write. Since this is the first of my writing progress reports, here are the details. I write all the time or at least I work on something to do with writing. The process generally runs from idea to percolating […]

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Self-Review – Untrustworthy

July 19, 2018 3 Comments

Self-Review – Untrustworthy Untrustworthy is my first-ever published novel. Background Much like a fan fiction novel called Reversal, it begins with a dream. And that makes perfect sense, as a dream inspired it. And the dream, originally, was of seeing scenery change before my eyes (I have had this same dream before, and have written […]

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Self-Review – The Dish

July 19, 2018 No Comments

Review – The Dish The Dish came from a dirty plate in our kitchen sink. Therefore, it proves you can get writing inspiration from just about anywhere. Background Also, without a doubt, it serves as an utterly passive-aggressive study of human nature. Essentially, you first. No, you. I insist. I’m not gonna until you do […]

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Self-Review – Revved Up

July 19, 2018 No Comments

Review – Revved Up Revved Up rocks. It’s the kind of story I tossed off rather quickly and then it kind of took on a life of its own. Background This story started because I had stayed at my childhood home and noticed something odd in the front yard. And the truth is, it was […]

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