The power was out, as it had been for the last three days.  Caleb sat on the front steps, leaning against the railing and fanning himself with the lid from the largest Tupperware bowl he’d been able to find.  The neighborhood was smothering in the sticky silence of the second brutal heat wave of the […]

Woman with nunchakos.

Fight scenes are an almost essential element in speculative fiction; some people have a natural ability to incorporate these into their writing, while others do their best to write their way around every punch. If you suck at writing these, should you bother trying to improve? I’m glad you asked. Any time you improve on […]

If you’re a small press or indie writer, or are working in this direction, it’s important to know how to promote your work. This is one of the parts of small press and indie writing that can be extra frustrating and difficult to learn on your own.  The amazing and entertaining Catherine Lundoff will be holding an […]