Monthly Archives: December 2013

Excerpt of the week: Ragnarök Willie

In honor of the depths of winter, I grabbed an excerpt from the final battle scene from my work in progress mythical novel, Ragnarök Willie.  Without giving up any spoilers, imagine it’s just after midnight on Midwinter’s Day, hundreds of kilometers … Continue reading

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More sci fi and fantasy markets

I just updated my listings of paying science fiction and fantasy short story markets with a half dozen more listings, mostly in the Pro level.  I did however include a few highly recognized markets that do not pay pro rates … Continue reading

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Rejection countdown: #192

Rejection number 192 came from a pro market that I really respect but have never been able to crack.  The piece was “Faro,” a mythica / ghost story mash-up featuring a young Granny Hooper, the heroine of “The Confederate Cavalryman’s … Continue reading

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Rejection countdown: #191

Rejection number 191 of my Countdown to 200 Rejections arrived quickly, on “Ghosts of the Texians,” with little fanfare and no straws to grasp at. From an fledgling zine no less. “Thank you for letting us read Ghosts of the … Continue reading

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Countdown to 200 rejections

It seems like only a year ago I was counting down to 100 rejections.  Wow, it was only a year ago.  My time flies when you’re getting thrashed.  But that’s not the way to think of it, not at all. … Continue reading

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Going nameless

One of those thou shall nots of writing is, apparently, using an unnamed protagonist. A rule, which like any other, maybe, just maybe, can be broken every now and again.  I hope so, because I’ve broken it a few times. … Continue reading

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A beer and a reading

I’ll be reading, along with some other great local writers, at the Louisville Writer’s Workshop end-of-year reading at the Front Range Brewing Company on Monday, December 9th.  I only have a 7 minute slot but I should be able to … Continue reading

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