What does the future hold for the publishing industry? It's hard to say with any certainty. With the world so interconnected via the web and the new possibilities that holds, there's no telling where it may lead. Consider magazines for a moment. For short story and novella writers, magazines were the go-to way to get… Continue reading The Future of Publishing
In this episode I discuss the magic and power of poetry, how we can learn from it, and how we can make it more relatable to younger readers. And I even read a few stanzas of Walt Whitman's I Sing the Body Electric. The podcast is available at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, and PodBean. Or if you… Continue reading The Prometheus Project Podcast, Ep 27, is Available!
What's your favorite book? Ugh, I hate being asked that question. Not that it's too personal or anything like that. I hate it because I can't name just one book. And even then, it depends on my mood, where I am in my life at any given moment, and if I can remember a specific… Continue reading Favorite Books
I was recently speaking with another writer and they asked me how many drafts I usually go through on an average short story. I had to think about that one for a few minutes. I mean, we kept talking...there wasn't a five minute gap of awkward silence. I told him I'd have to get back… Continue reading How Many Drafts?
I thought about starting this post by stating that I wanted to write a post about staying motivated, but I didn't feel like it. That's it, short and sweet and arguably humorous. But then I realized that it wouldn't be motivating and probably not as funny as I thought, so here we go... If you're… Continue reading Stay Motivated
I'm always inspired by people that have a way with words. Carlin was, in my opinion, one of the best wordsmiths, especially in his later years. Books aside, his stand-up routines were amazing to watch. He had a talent for wordplay and for pointing out the insanity that comes with modern life and being human.… Continue reading Influences – George Carlin
I picked up a copy of A Quiet Rebellion: Guilt (Numoeath Book 1) after reading several of M.H. Thaung's very short stories (VSS) on her website. For what it's worth, we follow each other on Twitter. I found her VSS to be well-written and, in some cases, thought provoking. My curiosity got the better of… Continue reading Book Review – A Quiet Rebellion: Guilt
I've always believed that Asian literature is sorely underrepresented in western countries. I don't recall ever reading any books in school from Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Indian, or any other authors from Asia. I've been trying to remedy that over the past few years by expanding my horizons with selections from different countries and my… Continue reading Book Review – The Memory Police
The topic for episode 26 is "Uncertainty". We all deal with it, but it can be overcome. It's available at iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, and PodBean. If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a comment on whatever platform you download from and feel free to drop me a line via the contact form. RB
I'm sure you've heard that old adage: Write what you know. It's not necessarily meant to be taken literally, of course, but basically it means to write about things you're familiar with, that interest you. A perfect example of this can be found in Parker Bauman's Tiny Righteous Acts. So here's the deal - Ms.… Continue reading Book Review – Tiny Righteous Acts