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Fun for Friday: Fantasy Plot Generator

| April 19, 2019

Some days, you just need something out of the ordinary to get your story moving. If you’re having one of those days, check out the Warpcore SF: Fantasy Plot Generator. Some of the things it comes up with are more ridiculous than useful, but sometimes those ridiculous elements can coalesce into something interesting! The scope […]

“Princess Last Picked” out now!

| April 18, 2019

Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels is out this week, including my story, “Princess Last Picked.” As I mentioned before, it’s a sweet middle grade story about a princess and her friends saving the day. It’s set in a quasi-Celtic fantasy world, and involves cleverness winning out over strength and magic. I had a lot of […]

Review of Gunsmoke and Dragonfire

| April 17, 2019

This week, I’ve reviewed an anthology of westerns mashed up with fantasy and sci-fi, with a hefty dose of steampunk! You can check out my review of Gunsmoke and Dragonfire, edited by Diane Morrison, and containing 25 stories, at Mad Scientist Journal!

“Brick-Red Love” out now!

| April 16, 2019

My flash fiction piece, “Brick-Red Love” went live on The Arcanist on April 12th. You can check it out here! This was one of my Drawlloween stories, based on a prompt of “bride.” In the context of Drawlloween, I’m sure it was meant to be Bride of Frankenstein, but I took a lot of my […]

Submissions Tetris Part 1

| April 15, 2019

If you follow my monthly recap posts, you may have noticed that I frequently have a lot of stories in circulation at any given time. Currently, that number is close to 60, though it varies slightly from day to day. As someone who writes a lot of poetry, flash, and short stories, and who wants […]

Fun for Friday: Three Images

| April 12, 2019

As I mentioned in a previous post, having more than one image as a prompt can make it easier to come up with a story. So to test this theory, I’m posting three images to inspire a story, poem, or other creative piece. Have fun with it!

Norwescon Is Coming!

| April 11, 2019

I’m not on panels at Norwescon this year, nor am I vending in any capacity, but I’m attending the convention. This is the first time in a long time that I won’t be “working,” which is especially good because our niece is going to be visiting and attending the convention with us. So you might […]

TV Show Notes: The Tudors

| April 10, 2019

Note: While normally on Wednesdays I talk about things I recommend, today’s post is a little bit more “your mileage may vary.” When Jeremy’s not home and I want to watch something that he won’t miss out on, I normally turn to period dramas. In particular, I watched every little bit of Versailles until it didn’t […]

Won’t You Be My Patr(e)on?

| April 9, 2019

If you haven’t already checked out my Patreon, it’s a great time to do so! I’m close to reaching my goal of filming myself reading a story each month! I might also be convinced to read some of my poetry, since I’m getting more comfortable with that! There may also be cats who are no […]

Another Slow Down

| April 8, 2019

Spent another weekend under the weather, which means I’m behind on a whole lot of things. Regular posts will resume tomorrow. I think I’ve had my fair share of illness this year now!