When we […]
Opposing me will be elements of the 12th Volksgrenadier Division. Considered one of the […]
I’ve been enjoying some Lets Play Archives lately, particularly for War in the East. Though I’ve found a few really good ones for Command Ops too. The game really lends itself to a great Lets Play, there’s a ton of stuff going on, there’s a lot of variety, and an opportunity to wrap it into […]
I’m changing focus and stepping away from the current piece I’m working on. It hit a point that I didn’t like writing it. It felt like a sitcom. I don’t like sitcoms. So I did what I usually do and went for a long hike and thought about it.
I like to write what I like to read. Stories about amazing individuals in amazing places doing amazing things. This could be Louis Zamperini in Unbroken, Guy Sajer in The Forgotten Soldier, or Douglas Mawson. Shackleton, Heinlein, and Hemingway pave the way with hints of Clancy. I like seeing what the worst can do to men, I like writing that kind of story.
Writing is an interesting thing to do. There’s this image that a writer just hammers words down, piles it onto an editor, and then lavishes in praise and wealth. Welp. Not unless you’re Hemingway. The biggest, number one, most important thing, is what to write. You can write an amazing story, but if no one […]
Find yourself an easy chair, a fine beverage, and a sledgehammer. DogForge is coming.
I’m putting the finishing touches on the manuscript and writing the copy to go with it. This is things like the blurb (think back cover) and picking keywords. On top of that I’m exploring some promotional stuff. As usual my newsletter subscribers […]
My newest book is, hopefully, going to be back from the editor soon. When it is I have a few sections to revise and rewrite (thanks alpha-readers!) and put my final polish on it. It’s exciting, but also nervewracking.
I decided to push the envelope of my niche. I’m not going to reveal everything yet, I’ll save […]
I’ve come to understand that a majority of games for the iPhone suck. They are derivative, boring, overly simplistic, and occupy your time simply because there is nothing better. You play the subpar games and don’t realize how bad they suck until you play a really good one.
I didn’t realize how many games I’d tried until […]