Hybrid Methodology

(and 3 New Books for the Holidays) I have just completed three books, and am going to make my deadline to get them out for holiday sales. One is a standalone novel in the Crime/Vigilante vein: Another Justice. One is … Continue reading

Charcoal Thursday Sale

I had stretched my budget to the limit at the end of this month, and wasn’t sure when my check would go in, but assumed I’d be spending Thanksgiving eating an avocado pocket sandwich, rather than something with turkey in … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgivoween

NOTE: I typed in Thanksgivoween, as the title of this blog, while thumbing it into my iPhone…and the autocorrect made it Thank Gully Nig (sounds like a good title- who’s Gully Nig?–I’m sure I’ll come up with a story for that). … Continue reading

Muse Recovery & Descriptive Prose

{dusting off the blog}. It’s been a while since my last entry. I was busy with moving back from New Zealand to Denver area, to prepare a life for me and my Sweetie, and we have of course been missing … Continue reading

Literary Loitering

In a certain writing magazine a certain author was featured, and in that story, we are told The notebooks filled. But he reached a point where he had to stop. “I just begin, and then find I write myself into … Continue reading

Nonfiction & Non-nonfiction

I’m not exactly firing on all cylinders lately, but I was thinking about this topic and then started writing it down, as I normally do, to sort out what I think about it, and decided I’d just blog it. It … Continue reading

Being a Delicate Organism (A Peek into the daily life of an HSP)

Highly Sensitive People are, as the moniker suggests, acutely aware of stimuli. Which is one reason I prefer the designation of Highly Aware Person. HAP. I’m a Hap. A Happy. Sounds much better to me than being called “Highly Sensitive” … Continue reading

Oh Victory in Earworms (A Melodious Malady)

Kelli Jae Baeli #IronyoftheDay I’m an atheist, & yet I woke up with a HYMN stuck in my head. I’d pray to God to make it stop, but then, well. You know. Pasted from <https://www.facebook.com/jaebaeli> Yeah, that was my status … Continue reading

Going Mainstream

CAUTION: FRUSTRATED RANT HOVERING NEARBY. When you find yourself, as a writer, lamenting about why you’re even writing at all, and entertaining the idea of not writing any more, something has to change. I’m growing more and more frustrated with, … Continue reading

Scott Crowder Interview of me on House of Fists (reblog)

reblog Kelli Jae Baeli   My favorite of her book covers. Grumpy Cat cracks me the hell up. Kelli Jae Baeli is different from most of the writers I interview here at The House of Fists in that it was … Continue reading

Scribe’s Melancholia, Literary Mind-Expansion & 50 Shades of Grape

  I’m in a bit of a funk, a tizzy, a doldrum (take your pick) about writing at the moment. (I know it’s not just me, since my wife is also a writer, and  suffering the same condition–call it Scribe’s … Continue reading

Alien Methodology

A few days ago, I began working on a story idea of the alien invasion variety, because the premise made me laugh and I thought it would be fun. Besides, I have wanted to do a series of short stories … Continue reading

Thoughts from a Literary Contrarian

I enjoy the commonality and compatibility in my current relationship. (Wait. Current relationship makes it sound temporary. It’s not. Let me give that another go: I enjoy the commonality and compatibility with my love, my life, my soon to be … Continue reading

Along Came a Spider

It’s not like I didn’t expect to hear from the usual suspects in regard to my 6-volume book,  Supernatural Hypocrisy: The Cognitive Dissonance of a God Cosmology. But even now, I can be surprised by the variations of hubris and … Continue reading

Demanding Better of Lesfic

I am reposting this here, because I was so relieved to see that someone else out there sees this issue clearly. I am hoping we can overhaul the lesbian literature environment, eventually. From the Lynn Pierce blog….       … Continue reading

Condemned to Repeat it?

Today, I woke, sat down to my first cup of coffee and found a headline that gave me the sensation of a lead weight in my stomach. North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill Republican North Carolina … Continue reading