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Integrity

02
Jul
2017

Keeping my word for 28 years (and counting)

On July 2, 1989, at a science fiction convention in San Francisco, I found a vendor creating custom glass work. I asked him to make me a special glass and then made a promise to not drink out of it until certain things happened.

24
Mar
2017

An in-depth review of Legend

Legend’s first and so far only review comes from the person who helped it mature as a beta reader. Does this invalidate the review in any way? No, because I didn’t compensate her for her help or the review in any way. And she didn’t see the final copy until it was published.

20
Mar
2017

Writing Bad Things as a Good Person

I’m an animal lover who believes in do no harm to my fellow human being or any creature that I come in contact with, but I write stories that contain violence against man and beast. In this world where darkness and light are a part of life, it would be unrealistic and unbelievable if I didn’t. Even with this stance, I still have a moral dilemma that keeps rearing its head.

20
Jan
2017

Accepting criticism with grace

What if we could set the competition aside and use each other’s knowledge and experience to create a better place for everyone? Idealistic and naive, maybe. Still it’s something we all need to consider, especially in the divisive and uncertain climate we all seem to find ourselves in.

30
Mar
2014

Sharing and online reputation

As I get more involved with social media, I’m quickly ranking how I think things will benefit me. How much time and money will they…

09
Jun
2013

The Three Types of Normal

The Daily Prompt for today was: Is being “normal” — whatever that means to you — a good thing, or a bad thing? Neither? What…

20
May
2013

Why Do You Write?

Today is a little different, it’s the premiere of my first guest post on the same blog that gave us Queries That Work, a few days ago….

30
Jun
2010

Professionalism and practicality

I started to write about finding balance in life and writing today and then came across a couple of things on Twitter that just struck…

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