• Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  On Writing

    A Fun Teaser

    I Did a Podcast About Writing… With John Goodwin for the Writers of the Future Podcast. I always have a lot of fun talking with John and I think that comes across here. This is a very short teaser they put together on YouTube for the podcast I did with them, with a bunch of pictures of me and others at the event. One picture you can see me and my long-time good friends Keven J. Anderson and Rob Sawyer. Fun picture. So take a look. The topic of this teaser is a Hubbard essay on writing that even going on a hundred years after he wrote it is worth…

  • Fun Stuff,  Kickstarter Campaign,  Pulphouse Fiction Magazine

    Pulphouse Got A “Project We Love” from Kickstarter

    Funded in Under Two Hours And then about 15 minutes later Kickstarter gave us the “Project We Love” designation, which is wonderful. So off to a good start. Now to get to the first stretch goals and start getting all backers fun books full of great stories and also some great Pop-Up writer classes. So give it a look at Pulphouse Fiction Magazine Subscription Drive And here is the video of me talking about it. (Might have to click it twice if it doesn’t start the first time.)

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  workshops

    Fun Collection Class

    Thieves Collection Class I think this might be the most fun collection 9-week class we have done. The topic of Thieves can be in any genre and cover just about anything.  Got two other collection classes starting as well today, but the Thieves to me sounds like the most fun. At the end of 9 weeks you have written five new stories and published a collection. I’m thinking a romance thieves collection would be great. Or maybe a thieves in Space Opera. Thieves topic and focus just fits anywhere. Fun. Just started today. Also the first classes in the July Regular Workshops started today as well. And the second sessions…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff

    Interview Videos With Kris

    The Interview Videos with Kristine Kathryn Rusch Are Up! The 10 series interviews were a part of the Stretch Goal bonuses in the Kristine Kathryn Rusch Starter Kit Kickstarter Campaign. I was to interview Kris about the ten series that were in the starter kit. Each interview was going to be separate on Teachable, but Kris and I soon realized that would not be the best, so we still did the ten interviews, but they are now ten different sections of the same class. Over 40 different videos. We were going to charge $50 each interview per series, but then decided that by combining them we could charge just $300…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff

    A DAY IN THE LIFE

    Not Much Done… But All Good Sometimes we all just have days when a ton of things go really well, but because stuff is going so well on so many fronts, you end up with nothing done you really wanted to do. Yup, had one of those days. Some business news this morning that won’t pay off quickly, but will be a fantastic windfall later in the winter. Took time, phone calls, and worry to be near the phone all day, but worth it. Great publishing news from Allyson about some other business. That news is going to save us a ton over time and make things so much easier,…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff

    Steve Martin and Martin Short

    Time Off… Shocker… Even two people who never take much time away from writing and publishing, take part of a night off at times. Dinner in a great restaurant at the Wyn, And we even had deserts. Real shocker. Then walked around to get some steps before the show, mostly over to the big poker tournament to see how things were looking there. We had great seats. Mezzanine level, front row. Perfect. I went in not knowing what to expect, but wow were they funny. Hour and forty-five minutes of funny. Haven’t laughed that much in a long time. And as with any good comics, they pulled no punches on…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  Recommended Reading

    Reading Fey Novel

    So This Will Be A Short Post… This is the second full NEW novel of THE FEY that Kris has finished since the Kickstarter. (Plus the novella, of course.) And she has finished the book about writing of the Fey and is almost done with the videos, so we can get that up and out. (I will do a Kickstarter Update this coming week.) I have been trying to hold myself to only reading three or four chapters a night because of my eyes. But that failed tonight (as I should have expected with Kris’s great writing combined with it being THE FEY.) So it is now going on 3…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff

    Embedded Technology Conference

    About As I Had Expected… And was warned about. Since it was free and about a mile or so from where I live, I decided to go look around, see if I could find anything that had any kind of future application to publishing. Nothing direct, and I walked the entire show. They had six stages with speakers on five of them, all giving presentations of a product. I listened to a few, but like any business, a lot of hype, which means the speakers were good. (Yeah, I know, writers don’t like hype, which is why they don’t sell more books.) Frighteningly, I understood a lot of what I…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff

    Days Off For Kris’s Birthday

    We Had Fun… Saturday is Kris’s birthday, but we started early today (Friday) by me picking up a nifty cake that she can eat that I had done special for her, then we headed out to a Derek Hough show she wanted to see. I like him, but never knew that much about him. All I can say about the show is “Wow!” Very high energy, fantastic dancing, great music. Great fun. Worth seeing if you are in Vegas. So we came home, had some cake, and watched a few shows. Tomorrow (on her birthday) we are seeing Katy Perry, which promises to also be fun. (Have I said lately…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff

    Giant Praying Mantis Firing Flames…

    While a Giant Light-Covered Mushroom Changes Colors… Friday night in Las Vegas… The twenty-five foot metal praying mantis shoots long streams of flames from both nostrils without warning, scaring the wits out of tourists. Not sure praying mamtis have nostrils, but I won’t go there. And oldies music plays, sometimes to the beat of the fire. The mantis is in front of the container park on Fremont and we can see the flames clearly from out place. Now, just tonight, someone at the historical school park between our place and the praying mantis installed a forty-foot massive mushroom covered in lights that change color. I walked down to stand near…