Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Journal of Exuberantly Bad Fiction

Sometime I just need a good laugh…. I have no idea if it’s a legitimate publication, but The Journal of Exuberantly Bad Fiction is something I’d like to read…at least one issue of it.  With the slogan “If your eyeballs … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate

I hit my NaNoWriMo goal today: 50,000 words, and with three days to spare.  These last few days were a bit of struggle as I’ve hit a rough spot in my novel.  I need to move my characters through about … Continue reading

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Diabolical Plots Recommends “My Mask, Humanity”

I’ve had several of my stories reviewed over the past year.  Sometimes the reviews are decent, sometime they’re only okay.  (I’ve been fortunate that I’ve yet to receive a really scathing one.)  I don’t try to put a lot stock into them, but it … Continue reading

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Rumors of More Mergers

Publishing industry experts were saying that the merger of big six publishers Penguin and Random House in October was likely the first of several.  It looks like they may have been correct.  News Corp., the owner of publishing giant Harper Collins … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week 3

It’s been a good writing week.  I got a go “recommended” review for one of my stories (more on that later), I wrapped up the first part of my novel, and I’m well into the second.  I’m pleased with my … Continue reading

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Inspiration: “The Beauty of Wynona”

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my story “The Beauty of Wynona” appeared in Lacuna.  This is the longest story I’ve ever published (it’s technically a novelette), and it was one of the most fun to write, even … Continue reading

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How Readers Discover and Procure Books

The last few weeks, I’ve been slowly working my way through the Pew Research Center report Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits (which is sad because it’s a short report).  The report has a chapter dedicated to how people discover and where … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week 2

Week two of NaNoWriMo is over.  Although the writing came a little harder this week, I managed to stay on pace and power through to the one-quarter point of my novel.  I’m getting close to finishing the first act of the story, and most … Continue reading

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Two Tales Go Out of Print

10Flash Quarterly published two of my stories in 2012 before closing shop.  When the magazine shut down, the editor said the archives would stay online for another year.  It didn’t quite make it a full year.  The archives and 10Flash … Continue reading

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The Spoiler Paradox

My daughter likes to tell me the ending of cartoons, movies, books, you name.  Even if I ask her not to, she seems to get perverse pleasure from hearing me beg her not to tell me what happens.  I’ve always … Continue reading

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