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Teaser Tuesday: Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.—NAUGHTY & NICE

Here’s the first chapter in my new holiday story featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., “Naughty & Nice.”  If you enjoy it, you can read the whole story for only 99¢


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New SF Bundle—8 major books, name your price

Book bundles are a great way to get a lot of excellent novels at a real bargain price. I’m part of a new set, Book Bale, which contains my novel CLIMBING OLYMPUS, as well as THE JESUS INCIDENT by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, STARPLEX by Robert J. Sawyer, BIRTHRIGHT by Mike Resnick, FUTURE PERFECT by Nancy Kress, and THE ELVENBANE by Mercedes Lackey and Andre Norton.

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NaNoWriMo: Writing Productivity Tips

For those of you embarking on the National Novel Writing Month project, NaNoWriMo, you’ll start out with enthusiasm and excitement…hopefully enough to carry you through thirty days and the end of your opus.

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NaNoWriMo: Talking to Myself (Writing by Dictation)

Another post that may help some of you get your novel finished in a month for NaNoWriMo. For most of my career I have used a recorder to dictate my writing; I feel it makes me much more productive.  Here’s an article I wrote on the technique. See if you think it might work for you.


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NaNoWriMo: How It’s Done

In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, I’m going to re-post some of my previous “kick in the butt” blogs, in hopes you’ll draw some inspiration, get fired up, and move that novel toward the finish line.

This one, posted last December, is about my personal-best marathon writing, a full-steam-ahead crash to write my big SF novel THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS. Not a schedule I would suggest any of you keep, but sometimes the deadline is a dictator.



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Halloween: A Ghost of a Memory

Everybody knows the movie “A Christmas Story.” My childhood was like that, only around Halloween.

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Another Teaser, this time the introduction and background for all the wonderful stories in A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY SEASON.  These are some great stories to enjoy and to share. Amazing cover art, “St. Nicholas, Dragon-Sleigher” by Myles Pinkney.  Stories include:

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Two New Thrillers by Comics Legend MIKE BARON

Even before WordFire Press became his publisher, I was a fan of Mike Baron’s dark, edgy fiction. I accepted two of his stories for my BLOOD LITE anthology series. I read his ground-breaking comics work on NEXUS, THE PUNISHER, THE BADGER, DEADMAN, STAR WARS, THE FLASH, and others. He has won both the Inkpot and the Eisner Award, two of the highest honors in the comics field. Like me, he grew up in Wisconsin, and he also escaped.  And he also enjoys a good microbrew IPA. What’s not to like?

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Congratulations to Writers of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners

I just finished judging the eight finalist stories for the third quarter of the Writers of the Future Contest. I came home from my recent writing retreat in Breckenridge to find a stack of manuscripts waiting for me to read, and I worked my way through them, one or two per day.

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