• Challenge,  publishing,  Recommended Reading

    Searching for Art

    Hours Spent… I finished my short story fairly early tonight, so was going to go get some sleep but then decided to check our account on Deposit Photos and discovered that I was going to lose my monthly number of art downloads if I didn’t use them in the next ten hours. Yikes. So for two hours tonight I downloaded art that I might use for February stories that I haven’t done covers for. Didn’t end up using all of the credits, but used a bunch of them. Eyes just ran out of gas (or something like that.) And don’t forget that the fantastic Cattitude Storybundle only has five days…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing

    Aliens Among Us

    A New StoryBundle… Hold on, you can’t buy it yet. I have not put it all together yet, to be honest. I am looking for some great science fiction novels or novellas with aliens in them. Turns out they are harder to find than you might think. But, of course, I am being  selective because I love doing these bundles and work hard to make them the best they can be. The one going right now is CATTITUDE and if you love cat stories and haven’t grabbed it yet, don’t wait too long. It will be gone soon. So I am being selective looking for novels or novellas that focus…

  • 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…

  • 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,  publishing,  Recommended Reading

    Storybundle GETTING JUSTICE Now Live!!

    Just Went Live An Hour Ago! 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 will be amazing on so many different levels. So here is my introduction I did for the bundle. The link to the bundle is here… Introduction Justice: A Great Word Dean Wesley Smith I learned that if you ask a writer for a story about justice, you get all kinds of books and genres. But mostly when you say the word “Justice” you get mystery and crime fiction. And that was…

  • Challenge,  Kickstarter Campaign,  Recommended Reading

    Lots of Fun!!

    Kickstarter and Bundle… Not only did we launch a fun Kickstarter today that funded in an hour and hit the first stretch reward in four hours, but I curated a StoryBundle that is starting later today in the evening. The Kickstarter I have been talking about the last couple of days. And it is just about to hit the second stretch reward with another story for everyone, plus a Pop-Up writing class. Check it out by clicking here. The StoryBundle that I curated and that will start later today is called GETTING JUSTICE. Man there are some great authors and books in the bundle. Especially if you love all kinds…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  News

    Cattitude Story Bundle

    Great Fun!!! A Cat Storybundle… And wow does it have cats in it. Lots and lots of cats. Get it at https://storybundle.com/cats Kris curated this one and it is named after a Pulphouse book Cattitude that I edited. I’ll let Kris describe the bundle here. Don’t miss this one!! ——— The 2021 Cattitude Bundle – Curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch This bundle thrills me. Often, I curate StoryBundles filled with books I’ve read. Always, I curate with authors whose work I like. But as I curate them, I’m aware that I am a moody reader who rarely wants to read what’s prescribed. So, with the books I have only read…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing

    ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT!!!

    Dealing with Toxic People Pop-Up Class Valued at $150. You can get it and 9 writing and business books by top professional writers for exactly $15.00 Not kidding. And it is going away in three days. Yikes!! Go to Storybundle.com/writing Kris has a book in the bundle about dealing with Hollywood and I have the Writing a Novel in Half a Month book I did as blogs here. And Loren Coleman’s book on Crowdfunding for Writers is worth far more than the total $15. Some amazing topics for writers. Don’t miss it. And seriously, 9 great writing and business books for $15 and toss in a $150 writing class as…