Absence makes the heart…something, something.

As if I didn’t already feel like a negligent father to this blog, I’m just getting into editing Wolf’s Tail, the novel I wrote in late October. Yeah, that’s gonna be a time and energy suck. It’s daunting, but I’m trying to carve it up into edible pieces. I did my first complete readthrough the other night in order to see …

Weekly Recap – December 6th, 2013

Winter is coming to Southern California! It’s a brisk 47 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. I’m sure those of you in the midwest are are turning your collective nose up at me now. 🙂 Before I proceed, I need to shake my fist at WordPress. I noticed that I was no longer receiving email notifications for comments and Likes. Odd, but …

Weekly Recap – November 27th, 2013 (Early Edition)

Yes, I’m sending this one out early because after 2:00PM PST, I will be M.I.A. until next Monday. Of course we have Thanksgiving this week, but I will be attending my first sci-fi convention, Loscon 40, Friday through Sunday. There will be fantastic panels and some of my favorite authors will be speaking. Really, really looking forward to that. First …

How to (Almost) Instantly Improve Your Writing

How to (Almost) Instantly Improve Your Writing. Had an awesome time at Universal Studios yesterday and I’m working on a follow-up blog post, but in the meantime, do your writerly self a favor and soak up Candace Johnson’s outstanding advice. -Phillip

How to Peer Edit

How to Peer Edit. Go, quickly, and savor what Oliver has to say about critiquing the work of your fellow authors. In the list of the top five things a writer can do to improve his craft (no, I have no idea what the other four are), analyzing and discussing another’s piece of work is near the top. It’s really …