This is an animated addition to the Spiderman universe. In this version, teenage Miles Morales is given the Spiderman powers. He is then aided in growing into his role as a Spiderman by several alternate reality Spidermen, and battle supervillians in order to save all the realities.Sounds confusing, yes? And on paper, I suppose it … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Into the Spider-Verse
Find your own voice. That bit of writing advice is tossed around all the time. It's a good bit, but it can be a bit vague, especially to new writers. We are told to find our voice, but not what is it and how to go about finding it. Let's talk a little bit about … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Voice
We were in Wells, Maine over the weekend. We got up there on Friday afternoon, went to dinner Friday evening with a friend, ran the judging area for the Maine State chili cook off on Saturday, and came home Sunday. This is one of my favorite chili trips. We go to dinner on Saturday with … Continue reading Monday Musings: Travelin’
For a quick edition of "How To Never Get Published, Ever" Go here. Read this. I'll wait.Most Idiotic Idea EverIs it just me, or is this guy out of his ever-lovin' mind?? Does he really think any agent anywhere is going to bite on this? I mean, he's gonna get remembered, for sure. Remembered as … Continue reading We Interrupt Your Usual Blog Post Schedule
Ah, writers. We are a tortured lot, are we not? We love to twist our brains and emotions into knots of self-doubt and fear. Nowhere is this more obvious as when we are comparing ourselves to other writers. Most of what follows is aimed at independently published writers. Traditional has its bugs, too, but I … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: And What About Those Other Guys?
A Shadow in Summer by Daniel AbrahamMy rating: 3 of 5 starsThis is not your typical fantasy. There is no dark evil to be fought and defeated. There is only one mythical element. The good guys are competent and complex for the most part. You won't find the poor commoner who suddenly finds out he … Continue reading Friday Review: A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet #1) by Daniel Abraham
Worldbuilding is a big topic in science fiction and fantasy. Not that it isn't important in other genres, because of course it is, but in sf/f, it is one of the bigger components of many stories. After all, we are often conceiving either worlds that never existed or haven't yet come to be. We are … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Worldbuilding- Plan It All or Let It Grow On Its Own
Nothing really exciting going on, to be honest. We had a cook off to run the judging for on Saturday in Loudon, NH. It's a bit of a drive but a good event. A bit of a rain shower in the afternoon, but it blew over really fast and didn't really dampen the crowd too … Continue reading Monday Musings: Bits and Pieces
99% True: Almost a National Bestseller by Paul McGowan My rating: 2 of 5 stars Paul McGowan is the CEO of PS Audio, designers of high end audio equipment. He also has a podcast, newsletter, and YouTube channel. It was the latter that introduced me to McGowan. He posts a video everyday where he answers … Continue reading Friday Review: 99% True by Paul McGowan
I have been using these Wednesday posts to talk about some aspects of writing. Sometimes craft, sometimes publishing, sometimes other things. Always just my opinion and/or experience. I thought I would do something a little bit different today and give you a quick update on what has been on my writing schedule lately. Main Work in Progress: … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: So, What Am I Doing Lately?