“Liberator” – Short RPG adventure story now out from Privateer Press

Privateer Press has an ongoing series of short fiction (almost flash fiction, in some cases) that highlight adventures and characters from their Iron Kingdoms game setting. I had the fun of contributing to the most recent release of these Iron Kingdoms Excursions with my short piece, “Liberator.” Here’s the synopsis snippet: […]

Fantastical Failure – Learning and Growing Despite and Because of It

Failing as a writer sucks. Can we all just be honest about that? Nobody goes into a writing project or career thinking, “I can’t wait to be a huge failure at this!” Yet failure is inevitable. In fact, for the vast majority of writers, it’s practically the norm. We face […]

Here We Go Again – Recognizing Health & Fitness Cycles

Writing is made up of cycles, often ones that constantly overlap one another. We are forever absorbing new input, generating new ideas, brainstorming new worlds, creating characters, drafting scenes, finishing drafts, revising, submitting, publishing…and then doing it all over again and again. There’s no real end to a writer’s work, […]

Write Strong Guest Post: Navigating Cons in a Healthy Way

by Danielle M. LeFevre Writing is too often a lonely, sedentary profession. For many years I approach writing and health the same way: something I wanted to do, but couldn’t find the time. That changed during the first year of my MFA program in 2007. In an introductory course, we learned […]

Catch a Few Winks, Lose a Few Pounds – The Importance of Sleep

Does sleep annoy you as much as it does me? Honestly, what’s with this whole having to let the body go into a nightly hibernation state? And don’t get me started on dreams. It’s like our brains want to remind us how weird we are. Many writers have imagined a […]