Mistakes Can Be Beautiful!

It’s been a busy, but a fairly good week. We finished another gaming article which will soon be coming to a Kickstarter near you. I’ll let you know when it is available. We are working to incorporate the playtester’s changes to Biremes and Triremes, our book-sized gaming supplement. We hope to complete the edits by…

Shadow Sister

I like to think of the author of my secret projects as my shadow sister. She moves capably in the shadows like an assassin, ably dispatching writerly doubts as she produces her stories. But one other way that she stays in the shadows is that I haven’t created an identity, a web page, a presence…

Channeling Lightning

When I was about twelve years old my parents took us to a friend’s house for dinner where all of us tried vegetarian food for the first time, learned about their friends’ passion for meditation, and saw their sprouts. I was enchanted by the food (which consisted of a very, very fancy peanut butter and…

The Toddlers Inside

I just wrote a letter and as I wrote it, I realized something profound. It’s not so much that my Critical Voice is out of control, it’s that I’ve developed a very finely tuned instrument to persuade people without offending them in writing. It’s something I’ve practiced and done well at, both in work and…

Landing on Gimel

I just signed the contracts for two of my stories to appear in Kris Rusch’s Winter Holiday Spectacular for 2021. This will be her third Holiday Spectacular and they are always a wonderful treat. Every day from Thanksgiving to New Years subscribers get a short story in their email and the stories are always wonderful!…

Latest News

It’s been a whirlwind for the last two months but we are finally unpacked and settled in our new house and we’ve sold our old one. It’s been a surprising amount of work but the end result is worth it. We love our new home and new neighborhood and we will get to travel to…

Life, Plans, and Kickstarter

We arrived at our house in Albuquerque after a two day road trip that begged the question, “Has everyone forgotten how to drive?” Seriously, friends, take it safe if you are traveling this week! We are exhausted. Nonetheless I managed to submit my tenth consecutive entry to Writers of the Future on June 30 from…

Dancing with Fear: Five Tips to Defeat the Fear Monster

If we are doing important work, we are dancing with fear. We say that it’s ‘hard’ to share our work, that’s it’s ‘hard’ to start. But it isn’t hard, it’s just scary. . Dean Wesley Smith talks eloquently about fears, about writing myths, and about how to take control of your own mind to eliminate…

Racing!

Today I found a blog so wonderful, I had to share it with my writing friends. I love a good writing book and I’ve bought hundreds over the years. In fact, I just bought a bunch through StoryBundle’s twice yearly offering of books for writers. (It’s a good deal, check it out!) Writing Slices is…

Boxes

Lately we contemplated buying another house and spent time searching for a better house for us. But today I realized that houses are just boxes. It isn’t changing one box for another box that matters, What matters is how I extend beyond the box I’m in through art and writing. Or how I extend my…