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.
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'm super proud to unveil an early version of the prologue of my novella Sweet Sixteen Killer. The first in my Masterson series. Here is the link to the prologue at Emerald Dragon Tales' website. I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to drop a comment over there for me.
I've joined the dark side and am now using Instagram. You can follow me there at the usual handle @babylontales. Here is a taste of the magic I produce there. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdJXpiWji0c/?taken-by=babylontales https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba9ed4dD64h/?taken-by=babylontales
I wanted to share some thoughts I learned about publishing over the past two years. What happened over the past two years, you ask? I was shopping our collaborative novel GUN around to publishers off and on in those years. It wasn't an always on experience, and sometimes I felt bad about that. And sometimes I'd … Continue reading Rejection can go both ways in publishing
Ever since last Fall, I took on a couple of writing projects. The first was publishing the Josephine the Dragon stories by Taylor Christine on the blog. The second was writing the next installment in the I Will Kill You for $5 project. But, alas, it felt like I had really fallen behind on the blog and writing … Continue reading I’m feeling pretty good about my writing WRITE NOW