I work in a lab with a group of people who represent a varied cross section of personalities, quirks, and origins. The lab itself is one of the more difficult labs in which I have ever worked. The work load is extreme and the people are often so different from me I'm at a loss … Continue reading I’m watching.
Today is a time for joy, the death of my father. I have time off of work, three days, for this. It is a time well earned and one of the good things he has done for me. Speak no ill of the dead, they say. Meh. How can that be when the dead … Continue reading Death Today
There used to be an ad on TV with the catch phrase 'Reading is Fundamental'. I agree. It is fundamental to improving a person's lifestyle. It is also fundamental for improving an author's writing. I'm not talking about reading someone else's work to glean the trends of the day, which is often cited as a reason … Continue reading A Critical Eye
I hated "Of Human Bondage". I like to read classics and usually find myself not only entertained but touched by the books recommended through the ages. I was not entertained when I read "Of Human Bondage". I was frustrated, annoyed, and rolled my eyes so often I got a headache. What I remember most about … Continue reading A Better Story
The names of our books are changing as we edit them. I'm surprised by this. The names had remained the same for so long even though they were, for the most part, working titles. If you look at the photo of my original copies published through Lulu, you will see "The Marrilian" is the only … Continue reading By Any Other Name
Now On Kindle Book Three has been released on Kindle as "Claimant Kinsley (Book Three): The Quirni Series" so if you're searching Quirni, it still comes up, but the naming system has changed. Now, the books will appear with their longer names following what most other authors do on Kindle to share which book in … Continue reading Release of Quirni: Claimant Kinsley
Going through college I was exposed to several classes that had the singular goal of introducing me to multicultural experiences. It was built into the schools requirements as part of our basic core classes. I thoroughly enjoyed these classes. Not only did they give me a chance to see different perspectives, but they allowed me … Continue reading The Orthodox of Assumption
Marril has undisguised inequality. Parcles revel in the way they have overcome Tenpole and use the miners to enrich their bank accounts. Those who are not enriched by Tenpole directly, still carry intolerant bias towards the miners. When I first envisioned Tenpole it was with only that in mind because this is a reality miners … Continue reading Not a Woke World
All of this is so true. The more I read your poetry, the more I appreciate poets. Keep it up. I get sick of hearing that we’re making history with this or that, because we’re not making history. History is what people of the future record. People won’t look back in the book of records … Continue reading History, Eulogy, all Past?
We can't afford to pay an editor to edit over a million words of "Quirni". That is why Andrea and I edit our own work. We rely heavily on her English degree and my years of writing experience. Last week Andrea shared how we 'cold read' in order to find problems but some things like … Continue reading Passive Voice