National Not-Novel Writing Month, day 8: The Kiss

I've been doing the flash-fiction every day NaNoWriMo replacement¬†as prescribed. Most of them are rudimentary or fragmentary, but I thought this one came together rather nicely. So here you go. The Kiss It wasn't Scott McHaney's fault that his town collapsed. He was only the mayor, after all. How was he to know what was... Continue Reading →

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National Not-Novel Writing Month, day 1: The Silent Kid

Apparently if you're doing the short-story-per-day challenge instead of NaNoWriMo, you're supposed to also post it on your blog. I hesitate to do this because it'll be painfully obvious if I fail to keep up, and also because I'm not sure I want everyone to see my first-draft stuff. But oh, well, what the hell.... Continue Reading →

A novel non-noveling idea for National Novel Writing Month

A new flash-fiction story -- 500 to 1,000 words -- every day in the month of November. That's the challenge. I had all but decided to ignore National Novel Writing month this time around until I found this non-noveling NaNo idea over at EmperorPonders. The last few attempts at NaNoWriMo have left me jaded on... Continue Reading →

Medieval Demographics Made Easy

Medieval Demographics Made Easy is a concise guide to populating a medieval-ish landscape, written especially with tabletop gaming in mind. It's great for writing and general world-building purposes, too. Check it out.

A walk to the edge of the world

A few weeks ago, while reading about the Bog Bodies of Europe, the nucleus of a story flashed into my mind. It gave me goosebumps...partly because that's what happens when something fires up my imagination, and partly because the world in which I envision it has been waiting for me to write a story in... Continue Reading →

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