• Challenge,  motivation,  Recommended Reading

    Something Added to Motivational Mondays

    Three Learning and Motivational Videos Every Monday Morning… And the first ones are about to go up, since it is now early Monday morning. For those signed up, they are in the first quarter, of course, even though this is still December. But on a whim, I added something more for most every Monday. A pithy, motivational quote in a 4th video. Sometimes it might have something to do with the three other videos. Sometimes not. This first one not so much. But a good one to focus on for the new year. So the first Motivational Monday is today. I will finish and post this blog, then go make…

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading

    Short Post Because I Was Reading…

    Kris’s New Diving Novel… Yes, as with any of Kris’s books, once I got into it, there was no stopping, so it is late, I finished the book (of course) and it was impossible to put down (as normal). So nothing I have the energy or will to write here to keep my streak alive at this point other than to remind you of the fantastic Holiday Collections Bundle from Storybundle. 11 fantastic collections with some of the best holiday reading you can get. Don’t miss this one. A ton of short holiday stories of all types.

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading

    Holiday Collections Storybundle

    Now Live For A Short Time! Here is the blog I wrote for this Collections Holiday Storybundle… The Holiday Collections Bundle – Curated by Dean Wesley Smith A Lot More Stories Wow, is this bundle going to be fun. Fantastic writers and 72 different holiday short stories. That’s right. 72. And you can get all of them for one low price that works out to about 20 cents per story. Wow! And all are holiday stories. What a great way to help enjoy this wonderful season. Every book in this bundle is a collection of holiday stories of different types and focus, as would be expected from such different and…

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading,  workshops

    Last Day of Workshop Sale and a Nifty Holiday Storybundle…

    Workshop Sale Lasts Until Midnight Tonight… See all the information in the last three posts. Basically just find whatever class or workshop or challenge or Pop-Up you would like, hit purchase, and then put in the code HolidaySale on the top of the next page to get 50% off the price. Make sure you hit “apply” after putting in the code. This is on Teachable. Any problems or questions, feel free to write me directly. And starting last night, there is a new holiday StoryBundle called Holliday Collections. I curated it and got holiday collections from ten other writers (plus me) and the total came out to 72 holiday short…

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading,  workshops

    Thank You All!

    Very Much Appreciate the Responses on the Workshop Question… So clearly from the comments here and the emails, Kris and I need to start putting this workshop together for some time in early 2022. So thank you one and all. Now that I have heard the comments and such, it is very clear the workshop will be valuable to writers of all levels. That’s perfect. So thanks! Visions of the Future Storybundle has just over one day left. There are some really fun books in this one. Ten books for $15. Great reading and you can give it as a gift if you want. So one day left. Don’t miss…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  Recommended Reading

    Two Amazing Bundles of Books

    And I Curated One of Them… First off I have a Thunder Mountain novel in the Storybundle I curated by the name of Visions of the Future. My book plus 9 other great science fiction books in there by some great writers. Kris has a Diving Novel in here as well. Image of the ten books below. Get it at Storybundle.com/future Then I also have a book in a Storybundle Robert Jeschonek curated basically called Weird. The book I have in there is a Pulphouse  short story anthology of really whacked out stories titled THAT’S REALLY MESSED UP. Great writers in that anthology, but then you look at the writers…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  On Writing,  Recommended Reading

    Holy Smokes… Two Bundles

    Books in Two Storybundles at the Same Time… First off I have a book in the Storybundle I curated by the name of Visions of the Future. Ten great science fiction books in there by some great writers. Image of the ten books below. Get it at Storybundle.com/future Then I also have a book in a Storybundle Robert Jeschonek curated basically called Weird. The book I have in there is a Pulphouse  short story anthology of really whacked out stories titled THAT’S REALLY MESSED UP. Great writers in that anthology, but then you look at the writers in this bundle and you just shake your head. Jeschonek has outdone himself…

  • 70 Book Challenge,  Challenge,  Recommended Reading

    Filler Tonight

    Just to Keep the Blogging Streak Alive… Night like tonight I wonder why I bother, but this streak after nine-plus years of not missing a day doing a blog is so powerful, I have to acknowledge it. Annoying. Granted, I am writing here, but can’t begin to tell you how many times I wished this streak was nine-plus years of fiction writing without missing a day. Maybe that will be part of the new challenge for 2022. More than likely not. I have a few more chapters of the Wet Blanket Reality written, just don’t feel like putting them up right now, so will do so in the next week…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  Recommended Reading

    Visions of the Future Storybundle

    Introduction (Here is the introduction the Visions of the Future StoryBundle I wrote. It explains it pretty well. This is a good one.) Back almost two years ago, in February 2020, just before the pandemic started, I did a Storybundle with the title Visions of the Future. Thankfully, nothing about the last two years was in that bundle of great novels and stories. I don’t think many people, including the best science fiction writers, saw any of this coming in the way it did. So now I get a chance to find writers to look into the future again, only on the downward side of the pandemic. And there is…

  • Challenge,  Recommended Reading

    Last Day for Justice…

    GETTING JUSTICE STORYBUNDLE ENDS TODAY!!! I am really proud of this Storybundle because not only is it a great idea for a bundle of books, but for the fantastic writers who are in it. The reading in this is flat amazing on so many different levels. And today is the very last day to get this deal. If you love all sorts of mystery novels and stories, this is a bundle for you. Enough reading for one low price to keep you in great mystery stories for months. Can’t beat this deal. So once again today is the last day and this is gone! The link to the bundle is…