Writing to Order

Most of my publishing credits have been write-to-order projects. That means that I am writing something – whether fiction, non-fiction, or gaming material – based on parameters set by my editor. In the case of fiction open calls, everyone else is writing to the same parameters, so my story has to stand out in order…

Books I Love: Drachenfels

I’d like to spend this week talking about one of my favorite books: Drachenfels by Jack Yeovil AKA Kim Newman. It was originally published by Games Workshop in 1993 to promote their Warhammer Fantasy Battles line of minature wargaming products. The story begins with the legendary battle of a band of lesser-known heroes against the…

Writers On Social Media

I spend a lot of time on Social Media — too much, probably, but I know I’m not alone in this. At this point, I’d like to offer some well-meaning advice — that I also try to follow — to my fellow authors on good Social Media content guidelines and etiquette. AS far as that…