Moving to the Starting Line

I attended a workshop this past weekend. I saw three agents. One saw my first 3k words, one saw the query letter (that sells your book to them), and one saw my first page. Writing is solitary and the chance to interact with other writers is important on many levels. Overall, everyone had small things … Continue reading Moving to the Starting Line



This year is almost over. Like so many, there were ups and down. Things have been rough in my day job, with a lot of uncertainty. But that's not the big takeaway. For me, that is this: I am a writer. I am a writer. Plain and simple. After working at my craft for years, … Continue reading Reflections


2020 has been a really mixed bag for everyone. The one thing I've noticed it that it's given me new awareness of how important creativity is. Imagination and stories are helping us to explore options, see what the future could be (good and bad), and helping us to grapple with the big questions. I've been … Continue reading Visions

The Future IS Change…Or, Not More Of The Same

Recently, a number of events have convinced me that speculative fiction writers must embrace change, no matter how painful. Change is inevitable, and it's foolish to act as if everything is set in stone. Indeed, if we are to be true to ourselves as speculative fiction (SF/fantasy) writers, we NEED to ask the perennial question … Continue reading The Future IS Change…Or, Not More Of The Same