From the Vault: The Long, Strange Voyage of a Novella from Pitch to Publication

Part I: Four Strikes and You're In [originally posted on Live Journal, 10/29/2010] In honor of the impending publication of my novella Honor in the Night in Myriad Universes: Shattered Light, I've decided to recount the difficult and oft-delayed journey of my first novella from my feverish mind to bookstore shelves. Yes, there still are bookstores, … Continue reading From the Vault: The Long, Strange Voyage of a Novella from Pitch to Publication

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On Writing, Editing, and Hard Copies

I’ve been plunging back into my own writing lately, trying to better manage my time so that my work doesn’t languish because of the freelance work I need to do for the guaranteed paydays. To that end, I’ve been finishing manuscripts that have been sitting around in various stages for years. I’m picking one MS … Continue reading On Writing, Editing, and Hard Copies

Minnesota Stories

I've been revising my short story "The Satellite Dish," which is a follow-up to "The Mailbox" and takes place  three years later, in 1984. Back in my college years while I was working toward my English degree with an emphasis on creative writing, I generally wrote nongenre fiction for my classes, what is sometimes called "literary fiction," … Continue reading Minnesota Stories