Monthly archives: December, 2018

Keeping Up With the Joneses

I had the good fortune of starting my speculative fiction writing journey in the company of a group of talented writers (hat tip to the Roaring Writers) who were being mentored by established professionals I greatly admire. This has mostly been a good thing. In the rush to catch myself up to the standards of …

Best Reads of 2018 and Most Anticipated Reads of 2019

 I’m not much for resolutions, highlight reels, and year-end wrap-ups as a rule. But the yearly best of 20xx literary lists? Now that’s an end of the year thing I can get behind. In preparation for this post, I hopped over to Goodreads to check out my 2018 reads and compile my list of favorites. …

All in the Moderation

The moderator can make or break a panel at a convention. We creators tend to get off the rails a bit when we’re excited and talking about the craft, or our favorite fandoms, or lets be honest, anything that interests us in any way. While it might be fun for us to sit behind the …

Heading off into the Weeds

Ok, I’m sure that you’ve all heard this phrase at one point or another. Generally, it is used to refer to a point where you’ve veered so far off topic that you’re not getting anywhere. But I’d like you to take a few moments to consider what might be out there. While you’re doing that, …