Is Irony dead?

Irony is not something easily sensed by everyone. Sarcasm can be immediately detected by tone, but irony is often meant to sound exactly like the opinion given. One might say a stupid opinion with a straight face, and expect it to be known that they are being ironic, because they couldn't possibly be so stupid. …

So slow oh no

Remember when I was excited about writing quicker? 20k words, hooray, I thought. Well, that was nearly two months ago... and I've only written 5k words since then. What is happening?? I think one important thing is knowing what your goal is. I ran out of things I was sure about, and had to manufacture …

My books are free again

All my kindle catalog is free for this weekend! Queen of Bones: About a soldier and a sorcerer tracking a murderer through a desert In the Water: About an encounter with an alien that affects consciousness Iapetus Shift: A Science Fiction Novella: About a shape-shifting assassin trying to get out of the business Check them …

Becoming critical

I remember I used to love every book I read. Now I find it harder to do so. Probably this is a consequence of reading a lot of books. I have a higher baseline of quality. I also have seen so many plots/ideas/character types that they don't impress me or excite me anymore. Whatever it …

The next batch of words

I've been a bit stuck for the past few days, but the next scene has come to me. Thanks muse! Now I feel the floodgates will open again soon... Sometimes I feel like (given my limited experience writing novels) the first 20 or 30% of writing is pulling things out of thin air. Then the …