Category Archives: Writing

Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: May 2017

Summer is the perfect time to write, whether out by the pool or sitting on a balcony overlooking the harbor or just up early with the sun.  Let’s do it. If you do find this list useful, come say hi on Facebook, I’m … Continue reading

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Paying spec fiction short story markets: January 2017 update

Time for that New Year’s resolution: write more, submit more, get published more.  Let’s do it. It’s been a while, sorry about that, so lots of updates to my list of paying spec fiction short story markets.  Hang on. If … Continue reading

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Waiting for the muse

Every writer goes through periods of waiting for their muse to speak up.  Gives us a sign, point us in the right direction.  Mine spoke up today. Perhaps my muse is saying “Finish that ___ing short story on the space … Continue reading

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Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: March 2016

Spring is Coming. True, that doesn’t sound as ominous as the Stark family tagline, but hey it’s a happy time.  A time for flowers, a time for rebirth. A time for writing. And amazingly, a time for adding a whole … Continue reading

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Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: January 2016

Happy New Year.  A time for rebirth, a time for writing growth, a time for those pesky resolutions, like get paid for writing. So the new year is also time to write more stories and submit them to paying markets. Here … Continue reading

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Frost giants: eighteen feet tall or eighteen-foot-tall?

Question–is that an eighteen-foot-tall frost giant or is it eighteen feet tall? Answer: yes and yes, except frost giants are typically only fifteen feet tall. Confused?  Me too, so I have been researching.  While in spoken English we tend to … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Garden Tomte

A spin-off of my novel-in-progress, working title (not a very good title), The Jötunheim Eruption, is another take on Fire Giants Attack the World. “Garden Tomte” is set in the USA, not Iceland, and the protagonost is a real Swedish-American … Continue reading

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