random, Random opinions, Writing

Intelligence and belief

Why do we believe weird things? As smart as we can be, why do we believe weird things? I am reminded of Michael Shermer’s view, when he’s asked why smart people believe weird things, like creationism, ghosts and (as with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) fairies: “Smart people are very good at rationalizing things they came… Continue reading Intelligence and belief

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the process, Writing

Progress report: Sorcery

My progress report on my novel Sorcery (holder title) is that it is moving along swiftly. As you go along with a work you get a real sense of the world you are writing in. While I had a basic plot for this one, all those details about the world have got to the right… Continue reading Progress report: Sorcery

fantasy fiction, Short pieces, Writing

A short: Dreamscape

This is a story of possible alternate world, sleeping meds, and insomnia “It’s sleep paralysis. I Googled it,” I said. “I value your internet skills, but remember I am the doctor,” Dr. Smythe told me dryly. I got the impression he was mocking my self-researching abilities. “I’m just saying, sounds like it to me.” Dr.… Continue reading A short: Dreamscape

Writing

‘Cocky’ and all the words I want to own

Faleena Hopkins, who I have never heard of, is a romance writer. A real cocky romance writer who has decided it is in her best interests to Trademark the word 'Cocky'. And then is allegedly demanding other romance writers with the word in their titles change them or she will sue. Read all about #cockygate… Continue reading ‘Cocky’ and all the words I want to own

marketing, Writing

Marketing: The author platform

  In 7 Reasons Books Fail to Sell the number #2 reasons aside from the book itself and the cover is the author platform or lack thereof. It basically helps with book marketing when we have an established author platform to achieve that with. I know an author who recently published who has no social media… Continue reading Marketing: The author platform

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fantasy fiction, humor, Writing

Writing: What pets to put into your fantasy

I have written books with pets before. And it is a great concept. I love my pets in the 'real world' so of course, it makes sense some characters would have a pet they adore in their world. In your writing have you considered putting a pet into your fantasy fiction? Here are some pet ideas… Continue reading Writing: What pets to put into your fantasy