#PitchWars Professional

EDIT: apparently the perpetrator of the email shaming came forward, apologized profusely, and all has been forgiven. Good for them for doing the truly hard thing and admitting their mistakes, owning up to it. That bodes very well for their future as a human being. I’m going to delete the tweet which this post spawned,…

Poetry – Don’t F*** With Fairy

A poem inspired by my wife’s first short story that she’s still working on… and no, this is nothing like her story, I say inspired BY, not an accurate reflection OF, you silly wankers… Warning: the following poem contains extremely harsh language. Well, not harsh by my standards, but hey, I’m not the soul arbiter…

Novel Writing 101

I saw a recent post on Reddit that piqued my interest, so decided to undertake what the poster was requesting. Too late to do them any good, but hey, them’s the breaks. I’ve begun work in earnest on a new novel, so I’ve decided to document the process from start to finish. Less of a…

Review: Iron Fist

So we finished Iron Fist last night. We’ve had fun keeping up with all the Marvel franchise movies and television shows. Undoubtedly Captain America: Winter Soldier remains my favorite of the movies. Now, after seeing Iron Fist, I can safely say… Daredevil was way better and remains my favorite of the television shows (season 1…

Winter is Civil

The wife and I were talking the other night about Captain America:  Civil War and its merits when compared with Captain America: Winter Soldier. WARNING:  the rest of this thread is uber geektastic.  Serious people who want Very Serious Discussions are encouraged to go find the blog for one of the PBS news shows, I…

Closing Out January

As I close out the month of January, I’m pretty pleased with my results.  I’ve written every day this month, with a high of 2400 words (today, which is a Saturday) and only a couple of “bad” days where I managed to only get 100 to 200 words.  I’m closing in on 40,000 words for…

My Name is Hard… Too Hard…

I see this all the time and its beginning to irk me.  There are lots of forums where writers can share info, thoughts, ideas, etc.  Inevitably a large number want to share the first few pages of their work in progress, get some critiques from folks on their direction and writing style.  Since I write…