The Journal: A New Bundle

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * Talkwalker Alerts * Yesterday and Today * Of Interest * The Numbers Quote of the Day “Never try to outstubborn a cat.” Robert A. Heinlein (via his character, Lazarus Long) Wow. Yet again, I’m very glad I use Talkwalker Alerts. Otherwise I might never have known my work is now included in another bundle. BLOOD ON THE COBBLES includes work from several really good writers, including Rob Jeschonik, Russ Crossley and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. My novel Body Language is included. Fifteen tales of mystery and mayhem for $7.99. To check it … Read more

The Journal: Bradbury, Halifax, and More Food for Thought

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Yesterday * Food for Thought * Today * Of Interest * The Numbers Quotes of the Day (Still gorging on Bradbury) “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t “try” to do things. You simply “must” do things.” Ray Bradbury “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” Ray Bradbury Yesterday, as it turned out, I wrote very little. Not really enough to even count, so I don’t consider it a writing day. I think I was too … Read more

The Journal: Coherence

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Writers’ Conferences * Discoverability, how it happens * Yesterday * Today * Of Interest * The Numbers Quotes of the Day “Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered anyway.” Stephen King “When an author discovers coherence for the first time, … Read more