Funemployment

As I told my dad, I kicked my own ass for five minutes on Wednesday, then proceeded to start getting my shit together.  DON’T PANIC being the cheerfully printed bold letters on the back of the Guide, I knew I couldn’t let misfortune slow me down. And then, something altogether …

Will Write For Food

A few months ago I published this blog, back when I was excited about a new employment opportunity. I called it "a new job that’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before" and it turned out to be the wrong fit. I still believe in the agency and what it stands …

Farsighted, by Emlyn Chand

I was given the opportunity to read and review Farsighted, the breakthrough YA novel by Emlyn Chand. What first caught my interest about this book was the narrator, Alex Kosmitoras, a blind teenager who discovers he has a gift of second sight. I knew writing from a blind person’s perspective …

Farsighted, by Emlyn Chand – Chapter 1

Today I’d like to share an excerpt from Emlyn Chand’s hot new paranormal novel, Farsighted (it just released on 10/24). Before diving in, check out this teaser for the book: Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t.  When his unwanted visions of the future …

Re: Evil

Between my last update and getting back to work on my YA novella, I began to think about evil. As a general rule, genre fiction is driven by the need to overcome an antagonist. The nature of evil has been explored ad nauseam. As a writer, I tend to lean …

So, I have a blog

Even though I seem to have forgotten that fact. Instead of trying to compose some eloquent prose this time, I’m voting for expediency in getting you caught up to speed. So, in no particular order, here’s a list of this summer’s memorable and noteworthy events, minus whatever I end up …

The Casey Stratton Blog » Blog Archive » Spotify: How Do Indie Musicians Survive in the Digital Age?

Spotify: How do indie artists survive in the digital age? The wonderful Casey Stratton blogged about streaming and the digital age and its impact on independent musicians. Apropos of similarly themed conversations in indie writing circles.

New Directions

It’s been a while since I blogged here. For days I pondered on that, trying to figure out what I should blog about, so I figured I might as well fill you in on why I haven’t updated. The short-short version is I quit my job, spent two amazing weeks …

A picture… and then a thousand words.

A friend sent me this picture a few weeks ago, with the accompanying caption. One of those fwd: emails which make their way around offices across the country. This financial crisis is forcing State and local agencies to make some tough decisions. If things continue for much longer, there’s a …

Nuts & Bolts

I was getting lost in my own revisions, but to prove that I actually am working on this shit, here’s what my current checklist looks like. It’s what I call a ‘reverse outline’, where I outline what’s already been written so I don’t forget and do something twice. Also, so …

Fish Tales

This is George, my betta. He’s been with me for a few months and hasn’t died yet, like his predecessor Fred, so I must be doing something right. He has two castles he likes to swim in and out of, and a silk plant because his live one rotted. I …

Post-Apocalypse Photo Series #3 – Tornadogeddon

Nasty weather in Harrisburg last night. Driving home was like running a maze. Jumper 1 did great, though, even over all the debris, under fallen power lines, and over sidewalks to get around fallen trees. But today, the sun is shining, and it’s Friday. Just a few interesting links for …

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