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Experience Everything As It Comes True

Welcome Back. It’s been a month since my last post. In that time, the site has been quiet, and then offline, and then returned, and still I haven’t posted anything. So this is my apology. The Big Novel is sitting open on my desktop, still not advancing. I fear it might be dead. I hope […]

This Novel Is Trying To Kill Me

The Constant Sea of Night… hates me. No, really. I have been fighting to break the back of this novel and get the first draft written for… oh heck, I can’t find the proof, but I’m pretty sure I started planning the initial ideas in 2014. That’s three years of batting the ball around and […]

The Future Will Not Be Scrutinized

The Future Will Not Be Scrutinized

I wrote this on Facebook a few minutes ago: Can I coin the term PrePocalypse? I’m much more interested in understanding how things went wrong than I am with what happens as a society decays. That’s probably my biggest beef with Dystopian fiction; it presupposes we all know how these things go wrong, and gives […]

On Internet Celebrity ~or~ Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

On Internet Celebrity ~or~ Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

That’s a ha ha title for you. I’m not a celebrity in any sense. Probably best we keep it that way. What I would like to say is, my download numbers on Smashwords have more than doubled this week. For the last year, my number has stalled at a paltry 23 downloads, and I joined in […]

Real Genius, a classic movie review

There are a handful of touchstone movies from the mid-80s that helped define my quirky sense of humour and my stylistic storytelling sensibilities. These include Clue, The Highlander, Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, Ladyhawke, Labrynth, The Dark Crystal, Blade Runner, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Brazil, Better Off Dead, the original Star Wars trilogy, The Breakfast Club, […]

It’s Turning Into Another Day of Bickering and Complaints

Okay, I’m feeling pretty wide open this morning, so I’m just gonna say it, even though it pisses off my agent/manager/partner/wife, but I think my writing ‘career’ is failing. I’ve been reaching for the brass ring, writing some of the most potent, personal, powerful stuff I know how, and frankly, I think I’m still at […]

LinkWorlds 2017 – Update 004

Okay, so, I’ve been working with Rodney to get this game ready for intensive playtesting, and we’re still a little ways off from being able to do so, but we’ve divided up the tasks a little better, and Rodney gifted me with this yesterday: I sent him the logos he doesn’t have (and some he […]

Like The Dust That Settles All Around Me… I Must Find A New Home

Sooo… I’ve been awake for a few hours, trying desperately to get in the mood to do some work. So far, no good. I have oodles of fiction writing to do. I also have hundreds of game board tiles to design and illustrate. And I have some homework to do for The Hamilton Anvil AND the […]

Running With The Animals Tonight

This should probably be listed as a LinkWorlds game update, but it doesn’t feel like one, so I won’t. The problem is, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed and uninspired. The workload is finally getting me down. I was hoping to have a few people come in and get involved, if for no other reason than […]

Crazy Ideas Dept: Only Forward Reviews

Crazy Ideas Dept: Only Forward Reviews

I posted this a few minutes ago: Thinking vaguely about starting a culture review vlog site. Also thinking, I don’t believe I should be the star of it. I’m just not as pretty as I once was, or as flamboyant as I sound in writing. Also, I’ve written a fair number of reviews over the […]

LinkWorlds Board Game Update – 2017 01 17

Brief update, I think. I have finalized the running order of the series of settings the game will take place in, separated into ‘seasons’. It’s taken this long because I keep dreaming up new scenarios. However, I’m capping it at this point, at least until the current running order is completed. It’s time to focus on […]

And I Ask Myself, Well, How Did I Get Here?

And I Ask Myself, Well, How Did I Get Here?

We live in a world that has suddenly revealed to us all its toxic underbelly. We live in a world where it is now considered acceptable to say and do the most outrageously unjust things, all in the name of being a patriot. We live in a world where race is a precondition for the way we […]

The Great State of Limbo In Decline

The Great State of Limbo In Decline

I posted this on Facebook a few moments ago: I think I just figured out why my books aren’t selling, even when I do some promotions work; I’ve been writing for an intended audience that might not actually exist in the numbers I previously believed were out there somewhere. I’ve been writing for a future […]

LinkWorlds 2017 Update 002

I’m working on more story ideas for another section of the game series, which I refer to as the Pilot Episode. It consists of the original three ‘worlds’ (genres, really; they exist on the same planet) that Rodney and I concocted for the LINK: West RPG back in 2003. I really want to find a […]

LinkWorlds 2017 Update 001

It’s been awhile since I talked directly about this project. There have been some real advances in the last month or so on this project, and I’m confident that 2017 will see it completed, playtested, tweaked and published and (hopefully) distributed. I may start crowdfunding campaign around it. I still haven’t priced out the various materials […]

If It’s The Last Night

Okay, 2016 is finally settling down, it seems. Should be over soon. I was trying to get the Link Worlds game sorted out for this month, but it didn’t go to plan. I got sick, and fell way behind on a number of commitments. I’ll have to try to get up to date today or […]

2016 (revisited)

I’m a storyteller, in several disciplines and mediums, including music and abstract expressionism. Understand, I don’t say this to brag. There is nothing to brag about when your principle skill is to abstract reality and try to inject fantasy, fiction, lies into the already inundated world we live in. But what has been amazing me […]

Let’s Talk For A Moment About Why We Hate One Another

Let’s Talk For A Moment About Why We Hate One Another

I have a problem. It’s a problem I’ve had for a long time. The problem is, I don’t really work well with hatred, of any flavour or degree. I get that ‘anger is an energy’, and I’ve been known to blow up on occasion myself. It’s part of the cost of being a human being, […]

A Snapshot of My Book Shelf

A Snapshot of My Book Shelf

Back in 2010 or 2011, I started hosting a page on this site called My Book Shelf, which, true to form, looks a little like a bookshelf, and shows the spines of books I’ve either written or have plans to write. That’s the key. I plan to write a lot of books that are not done […]

Constant Stars in the Nighttime

About a year ago, I had a dream about a group of youngsters, teens, mainly, who had unorthodox gifts, but were being persecuted in a futuristic society. It was a vague dream with at least one boy and one girl, though I remember having the sense that there were a few of each.   Their […]

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