REJECTION (and what I’ve learned about submitting work)

A month or so ago, I read an article titled "Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year" on Literary Hub. Inspired, I decided that I would do the same and start racking up rejections. I had thought about submitting my short stories to get published before, and I find myself with fewer distractions … Continue reading REJECTION (and what I’ve learned about submitting work)

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Oh Right, I Have a Blog

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been three months since my last blog post. Yeah, so I haven't posted in a while, and with good reason. I used NaNoWriMo to jumpstart my novel writing. I managed to take my novel to 23,000 words since then, which is by far the most I've … Continue reading Oh Right, I Have a Blog

Military Fiction Writing Tips #3: Special Enough to be Special Forces

In today's installment of Military Fiction Writing Tips, I'm going to cover what goes into selecting personnel for special assignments. In plenty of military fiction, especially military sci-fi, the protagonists are members of an elite force. However, people don't just sign up for the Army or Navy and immediately end up in the Ranger Regiment, … Continue reading Military Fiction Writing Tips #3: Special Enough to be Special Forces

The Future According to Wikipedia – Part One

Whenever I want to know about something, I instinctively turn to Wikipedia. Everyone’s favorite online encyclopedia has an article on just about everything. Recently, I’ve become interested in the far past of human history, and Wikipedia makes it easy to go back through the millennia of human existence and see how humanity evolved, grew, learned, … Continue reading The Future According to Wikipedia – Part One

Military Fiction Writing Tips #2 – Being Sneaky

So I decided to do another writing tip entry based on something that I learned in the military that could potentially be useful to your characters: the art of being sneaky. While I've never been in a scout or reconnaissance focused unit, I have received enough training in conducting reconnaissance that I know a thing … Continue reading Military Fiction Writing Tips #2 – Being Sneaky