Fantastic Fiction: Beyond Swords and Sorcerers

Fantasy writing got a bit of a boost in the latest Writer’s Digest magazine. It takes a look at the new wave of literary fantasy out there on the shelves. I don’t read too many “literary” works as I often find them overly wordy. However, I decided to pick up Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife (mentioned […]

My First Published Article: Part 3

This is the third installment of an entry I made to my private blog from March 23, 2005, about the first article I ever wrote for publication.: Bad Writing vs. Good Writing. As you will recall, I told you about my psychotic episodes of trying to write an article for Iron Horse magazine. I also […]

My First Published Article: Part 2

This is the second installment of an entry I made to my private blog from March 17, 2005, about the first article I ever wrote for publication.: I submitted the completed first draft article about Chopper Works Inc. to Iron Horse magazine. Jeff, the editor, said the article was boring and read like a manual. […]

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Bad Writing vs. Good Writing   As you will recall, I told you about my psychotic episodes trying to write an article for Iron Horse magazine. I also told you that at one point the writing wasn’t going well. I knew it, so did the editor and he let me know it. It was because […]

Chopper Works article (WIP-2)

Well my article about Chopper Works for Iron Horse magazine is in its final edits. Being this is my first attempt at writing an article for publication, and knowing that it will be published, has been a real head game for me. I always wanted to try writing for publication, but I never realized how […]