Month: July 2018
Strategy Games and Martial Arts in SFF Worldbuilding
When I was in Denver for the RWA National Conference, my friend and writing buddy, Darynda Jones, and I took a lunch break at Ship Tavern in the Brown Palace Hotel. While there, I spotted this guy and snapped a pic. It seemed like a good omen, because I finished THE ORCHID THRONE during our mini-writing retreat there, and now (finally!) am going back to THE ARROWS OF THE HEART. This image is highly relevant to the story, for those of you who’ve studied the cover.
Once I finish this blog post, I’m diving back into THE ARROWS OF THE HEART. It gave my own heart a little stab to see I haven’t opened the document since March 20, 2018. That’s over four months ago. A third of a year! Where has it gone??? I have no idea.
Anyway, our topic this week at the SFF Seven is: If you had to invent a sport or game for your novels (or ever have), what would it be? Come on over to find out mine.
First Cup of Coffee – July 27, 2018
First Cup of Coffee – July 26, 2018
I loved how this dog got their own chair at the bar along Denver’s busy 16th Street pedestrian mall. Spotted while having drinks with the lovely and witty Limecello.
First Cup of Coffee – July 25, 2018
How to Teach a Kid to Hate Reading
Here’s me and RITA Finalist Darynda Jones at the RITA ceremonies at RWA 2018. A fabulous evening!
Our topic this week at the SFF Seven is Which “Classic” Author’s Work Do You Loathe and Why? Come on over to find out about mine.
First Cup of Coffee – July 19, 2018
First Cup of Coffee – July 16, 2018
Fish or Cut Bait?
I’m in Denver for the #RWA18 National Conference. I think this sculpture of the dancing ladies is particularly appropriate.
This week’s topic at the SFF Seven is Why do you abandon a project? What would make you (or let you) finish it? Come on over to read more! Also, a new podcast episode below: First Cup of Coffee – July 15, 2018.