In the fall of 2011, a pretty amazing thing happened for me. I had a short story of mine published in The Derby Telegraph over in Derbyshire—you guessed it, in England. I had a short story being read by the people of Derbyshire, and in print no less. It was a fuzzy feeling of warmth. … Continue reading The Experiment (revisited)
I've been thinking a lot lately about how social networks have become hotbeds of hostility and how new networks are trying to position themselves to answer actual and perceived problems. I want to talk a bit about that. But first, a true story! Several years back, I created an online community for writers. It was … Continue reading Moderating social networks
This month I've been participating in my first ever beta readership. It's something I've been curious about lately, but had never done. Since I've been working on the first in a series of books, I figured now would be the best time to tap into that feedback machine. Learn a little something about my first … Continue reading My first beta readership and new logo
So the spam is getting harsh. I mean I'll be 35 in October, but sending me a Senior Dating site? That's just harsh. Harsh, man. The cake is a lie.
A new order came across my phone's notifications, excited I clicked through to the Fiverr app. Ready to kill a new victim, fictionally of course. To my surprise, the victim was going to be longtime friend (since high school), Benjamin Little. If you're new to reading one of these short stories, here's a quick rundown. … Continue reading Benjamin Little and Bogart’s Opera (short story and opportunity)
That's right. I'm back. As always the payment is $5 and the product is the same... your death. In a short story or flash fiction, of course! I'm not some kind of mild mannered person by day and serial killer by night, stalking his victims via Fiverr. No! Or am I? The next submission in … Continue reading Polly Scott-Showalter and the Engineer’s Method (short story and opportunity)
I told you I had a big update on Mercedes coming, and it's huge. Big. Bigger. Enormous. Gigantuous. Okay, that's enough of that. It's just some really cool news. But I'm also wrapping this big update in Cellophane, which will make sense later down the read. She has a new home. What do I mean … Continue reading Mercedes has a new home, and she’s wrapped in Cellophane
Last month, February 7th to be precise, my blog reached a tremendous milestone. Eleven years. I started the Tales from Babylon blog on February 7, 2007. That kind of boggles the mind. Looking back, some of the earliest memories I have of working on this blog were of sitting in a McDonald's getting in some … Continue reading This blog is 11 years old
Take to the comments and let me know what your WIP (work-in-progress) is at the moment. Tell us what it’s about, share links if you got ’em. Can’t wait to hear what everyone is working on. 🙂✏ 📖
I've been pretty quiet lately, but I've got a lot of good news to share about the Mercedes novella I've been working on. The first in a series of female detective novellas, which I can't wait to get to you. Follow my blog and stay up to date, and I will give you a thorough rundown in the coming days, if I can.