I share with you now my latest Tinker Gnome Project: The MAPP Gas Pop Gun. Like most of my tinker projects, it’s impractical, voids every warranty within a hundred miles, and has just as much chance of hurting me as of providing entertainment. I originally stumbled across Al’s “Plasma” pop gun in a video on […]
Recently, there’s been a new uproar over Amazon authors who run BookBub promotions having their sales ranks stripped in response, sometimes within minutes. I’ve heard other reports that this happens with a lot of other legitimate promotions in addition to BookBub. Unlike many authors who’ve been (understandably) railing against the personal harm this has inflicted […]
My wife showed me a wonderful, though long, post by Krista D Ball about the trope of the Strong Female Character, how it goes wrong, and how that’s not necessarily what we need anymore. I agree with pretty much everything she wrote. I’ve never fully understood the obsession with making every single female character “strong”, […]
I’ve played a lot of videogames over the years, from my first Atari 2600 to the 111 games in my Steam library. I’ve put an absurd number of hours into gaming, probably more than any other pursuit aside from sleeping. Unsurprisingly, I have Opinions on the games I play. I have to say that, of […]
I just got back from the Writing Excuses Retreat cruise. It will be difficult to properly convey the surreal and amazing experience of attending a writing conference intertwined with a Baltic Sea cruise. Either by itself would have been a wonderful way to spend my time. Together, they were a truly once in a lifetime […]
I leave for the Writing Excuses Retreat conference tomorrow! Eeep! PACK ALL THE THINGS!