Being “Apolitical” is not a Virtue

A little while ago, David V. Stewart made a solid blog post about the concept of being “apolitical,” and I had something to add to it. Namely, beware people who use their alleged “apolitical” nature as a virtue. You see, as David pointed out in his post, being truly Apolitical is all-but impossible. Just theContinue reading “Being “Apolitical” is not a Virtue”

Galaxy Ascendant 7: A Worthy Sacrifice Kickstarter is Live!

The end draws near! For anyone who didn’t see it yesterday, the Kickstarter campaign for the seventh and final book in the Galaxy Ascendant series is live! In A Worthy Sacrifice, our heroes face one last desperate struggle to prevent an enemy they had not prepared for from undoing all their hard-won victories. Everyone must give their all,Continue reading “Galaxy Ascendant 7: A Worthy Sacrifice Kickstarter is Live!”

Support Indie Fantasy Films, Too!

I mostly talk about books here, for obvious reasons, but there is also an decent indie sci-fi and fantasy film scene. Over the years, I’ve helped support a few via crowdfund, mostly by Arrowstorm Entertainment, who succeeded enough to get a CW fantasy show, The Outpost, which just got renewed for a third season. Today, however,Continue reading “Support Indie Fantasy Films, Too!”

New Year, New Ways To Support Great Indie Fiction

So, thanks to the success of the An Ancient Stirring kickstarter almost two weeks ago, this year has gotten off to a great start for me. However, there is still a ways to go for me to reach my goal of being able to work on my writing full time. Toward that end, I have no openedContinue reading “New Year, New Ways To Support Great Indie Fiction”

2020 Beckons!

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you enjoyed any celebrations you attended, and I hope the new year–and decade–has gotten off to a great start! So last week, I released my sum-up of my 2019, focusing on writing related stuff but touching on other personal developments as well. Now, about a week into the new year–andContinue reading “2020 Beckons!”

2019 In review

Well it’s just about time to flip the calendar, as it were, to 2020, so let’s do a quick recap of my 2019. I think I can fairly safely say that it was, if not my best year ever, it was certainly my most productive. Way back in the end of January, I release A ShiftingContinue reading “2019 In review”

An Ancient Stirring Live on Kickstarter!

I am pleased to announce that the campaign for Galaxy Ascendant book 6, An Ancient Stirring, is now live on Kickstarter! As is obvious, this is a campaign to cover the production costs (art, editing, etc) for the book. Additionally, this time I have something else you can help fund, namely a series of specialContinue reading “An Ancient Stirring Live on Kickstarter!”

A Fiery Reckoning Indiegogo Post-Op Thoughts

With the conclusion of my second crowdfunding campaign, it’s time for some quick evaluation of lessons learned. Learning from everything, successes and failures, is how one gets better at anything, after all. So, let’s look at what went right with the A Fiery Reckoning campaign first. Most obvious positives are the fact that I endedContinue reading “A Fiery Reckoning Indiegogo Post-Op Thoughts”

Galactic Level Reward tiers, and Creating a Universe

So, the indiegogo campaign for Galaxy Ascendant books 4 & 5 is chugging along, and I felt like this was as good a time as any to talk a bit about the opportunities presented to you by the high level rewards the campaign has to offer. So, what exactly to the Travel to the GalaxyContinue reading “Galactic Level Reward tiers, and Creating a Universe”

Some of the Failings of the Star Wars EU (Pre-Disney), and How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes

I’m going to preface this by saying that, despite the flaws I’m about to expound upon, the old Star Wars EU is vastly better than what we have as Disney canon now. Just wanted to make that clear. That said, the old EU was very much a mixed bag, and made a fair number ofContinue reading “Some of the Failings of the Star Wars EU (Pre-Disney), and How to Avoid Making the Same Mistakes”