Exciting Start to the Year!

The exciting news I have to share is that Pugmire: Tales of Good Dogs is finally available. I have a story in this anthology, “Hidden Within,”, and it’s been three years since I wrote it. The road to this point has been a long and frustrating one, but I’m delighted the book is finally out. […]

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New Fiction Available!

Some good news for a change: an anthology for which I’ve written a story has officially been published and is now available. Darkened Streets is a collection of stories from White Wolf Publishing’s World of Darkness line of tabletop RPG settings. This anthology comprises stories about being on the road – in one way or […]

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Turning Play Into Work

(First Time in Decades, part Two) When I started out running a D&D-based game for friends a few months ago, I was thinking about converting the adventure into something I could publish. I talked about that game back in March, in this blog post: http://billbodden.com/2019/02/11/first-time-in-decades-part-one/ Since then, several things have transpired. First, the game came […]

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Cruel and Unusual

For many writers – myself included – self-promotion is a necessary evil. In the fiction world, publishers won’t spend a nickel to help sell the book you wrote — unless you happen to be Stephen King or Charlaine Harris – so it falls to the author to promote his or her work. It’s kind of […]

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Sad News

Nothing lasts forever. I just received word very recently that the publisher of an anthology I’m in will cease publication entirely, closing up shop for good. I hate to say it, but this news isn’t particularly surprising. The publisher has had a number of major personal issues crop up in his life over the last […]

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Valuing Your Own Work

I recently came across a post somewhere — sadly, I’ve forgotten where it was and who wrote it — about valuing one’s own work. The context was self-published books, and while I don’t have a vast amount of experience with this, I do have some, and I’d like to share my experiences with you. The […]

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New Book Out!

I’ve been working on getting more material together for the community content programs of various tabletop RPG publishers. While it rarely causes a vast sum to fall into my hands, it does involve a steady — if modest — stream of income to roll my way. The newest project is an adventure for Dungeons & […]

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A Helping Hand

In honor (belatedly) of National Author’s Day (November 1) I’d like to share with you links to some books I recommend. They are by author friends, works I enjoyed, and a couple are even my own work. With the Holidays coming up — and one just past — these make perfect gifts for someone on […]

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