Tag Archives: short stories

Building Character

(…continuing a simple walkthrough on the most basic elements of the short story)     What exactly is a character, anyway? How do they fit into the art of short story writing, and what do we need to know about them? The short answer is this: characters are the elements of a story which have […]

On Short Stories (Part 1)

This is the first part in what will be a moderately long series. It will eventually be compiled into a PDF for free release. It’s not as though I imagine my perspective on writing short stories is unique, or even unusually valuable… but it can’t hurt to lay out some very simple ideas on the […]

…And Another

While I was talking about dimensions of storytelling a few days back, I did mention that I have a collection of my own coming out. Soon. I even included a wee bitty link to Fablecroft, the publishers. Promotion! Go me! Seriously? I’m really not good at spruiking my own material. I need to get better […]

A Cover Reveal’d…

Bloodlines from Ticonderoga Publications has a cover now! Kathleen Jennings’ work is as lovely as ever. The book also has an official table of contents, and it appears I’m sharing space with some very talented folks. Old names and new… … but most important to me would be the name of the editor, the redoubtable Amanda […]

Telling Stories

Okay. I’ve got a collection of short stories coming out through Fablecroft. The cover looks beautiful. The scutwork is done. There’s a nifty range of tales in it, including a decent spread of new and unpublished material as well as some works that haven’t seen print in a while. I’d call it a decent representation […]


I finished up at two a.m last night. That’s not my favourite thing to do, although I definitely work better at night, after the damn’ family is in bed and shut up. Most nights I finish at about midnight.  Rise and shine is 0700, but I’m usually well awake a half hour before that. I’ve […]