I love libraries. Growing up, I spent hours in my local libraries, roaming the aisles between the shelves, inhaling that comfortable old-book smell, pulling titles that caught my eye. I researched school papers (this was before the internet, of course) and topics for stories I wanted to write. I learned how to read the Dewey… Continue reading E-Book Drama
My beta-reader got her comments/suggestions/edits back to me, so I've started working through them to get the manuscript updated. I'm still shooting for the end of August as my publishing date. It's weird to be so damn close to the (self-imposed) deadline. I'm nervous, anxious, excited...I feel both wired and tired when I think about… Continue reading Dark Journeys Update
Join me for another episode of my podcast. This week I talk about finding your voice as an artist. You can find the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, or at my hosting company, PodBean.
I have an ongoing debate with my partner about books. Specifically, about which is better...a physical book or an e-reader. I guess this is an argument that only book nerds can have. And yes, that describes us perfectly. I bought her one when they first hit the market many years ago. At the moment, I… Continue reading Paper or E-Reader?
The latest episode of the Prometheus Project Podcast is live. In this episode I discuss "inspiration". We are all inspired by different things at different times. I talk about some of the things that inspire me as a writer, where ideas come from, and how ideas morph into something new. You can find the podcast… Continue reading The Prometheus Project Podcast Episode 5 is available!
One of the things I've enjoyed when reading collections of Stephen King's short stories are the afterwords where he discusses the stories. It's fun to read about the inspiration for the stories, how he developed them, why he made a decision to do one thing instead of another. Not only does it give me insight… Continue reading Thoughts on Afterwords
In this episode I talk about the importance of music as an art form. The podcast is available through all the usual suspects. If you have a few minutes, give it a listen and let me know what you think. RB
Let me preface this post by stating that I'm not complaining. I love writing. I love to play with words, to mold them like clay to create a mood or a feeling, to make my readers think or dream. I think words are powerful and hold endless possibilities. But at the moment I feel like… Continue reading So Much Writing
I've gotten the third episode of my podcast loaded up, so please give it a listen and let me know what you think. Also, my new microphone has arrived. This will help the sound quality. You can find The Prometheus Project Podcast on Spotify, GooglePlay, and iTunes. Oh, and on PodBean. The short story collection… Continue reading A Quickie
Writers who can make a living wage from writing are far outnumbered by the ones who can’t. I’m one of the latter. While I’ve been getting paid to write things since the mid-1990s, I’ve never made enough that I could quit my day job and write full time. I have, however, been lucky enough to… Continue reading Finding balance