Picking

I’ve recently taught myself how to pick locks. I had to, really. There weren’t any classes available. It’s really not that hard. In fact, I found it disturbingly easy. Once I had a good mental image of the inner workings of the standard lock mechanism it became just a matter …

Both Kinds of Fiction

I know it’s not true, but when I think of fiction my brain will always classify it as either science fiction or fantasy. That’s all I like to write, and I just don’t see any reason to acknowledge any other form as legitimate. The line between the two isn’t always …

Long Form Fiction

I’ve been brewing beer, painting miniatures, woodworking, and planning some serious landscape improvements. That’s a lot of hobbies. It keeps me busy, but I think if I had to I would say that writing is probably my favorite right now. “How is that possible?” You may ask. “You hardly ever …

Quotes and Semicolons

I am interested lately in some developments that involve the flexibility of my brain. I have a keyboard for my iPad. I use it a lot. Actually, I’ve been working on writing a book, which keeps my fingers flying for a good three to four thousand words a week. I …

Conquest Through Determination

It just so happens that another short story of mine has hit the digital shelves.  Actually, this one has the privilege of finding its way to real paper as well.  It fits solidly in the steampunk genre and was all sorts of fun to write. The anthology is called Conquest …

On the Digital Page

I mentioned a while ago that some of my writing had been picked up for publication.  Well, one of them is now available.  The piece is ‘A New Conscience’, and can be picked up in Kzine Issue 3 on Amazon. The publication is digital-only, so those of you who rely …

500 Words

I spent the past several days at Gencon. Apart from some mild psychological scarring on the part of Gabe, I think the boys handled my absence quite well. Like in past years, I enjoyed a good many games.  D&D was the focus and my game of choice, but I managed …