• Challenge,  On Writing,  workshops

    Reading a Lot of Great Stories

    Study Along Workshop for Thriller/Humor I have been amazed at a number of things. First off, how many writers got stories in for this workshop. Writing thriller/humor short stories is a tough challenge and a lot of writers tried it. So that impressed me. Second thing that impressed me with the first assignment was how good they were overall. Some great mysteries and a bunch of writers actually hit thriller/humor short stories. Then with the story in 40 hours, a lot of writers made the deadline and again the stories were great. And the third story deadline of 24 hours had about three times as many stories as I expected,…

  • 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…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  Writing in Public

    Bundles in BundleRabbit.com

    Many of you know my fondness for bundles… I find multi-author bundles a fantastic new addition to the publishing world, great for both authors and for readers. But mostly for readers. I hear all the time about how hard it is to find new books. Well, bundles are a great way. I bet many of you didn’t know about this fantastic place called Bundlerabbit. Now unlike bundles I normally push here, Bundlerabbit bundles can be bought at a very low price on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, and on BundleRabbit. And the combinations of novels and authors are unlimited. For example, in this very cool bundle called Guns of the West, I…