It’s probably no surprise to you at all that today’s Music Monday is a piece by Two Steps from Hell. I find their music super inspiring, empowering, and motivating. I listen to their stuff and it makes me want to write! Today’s piece, Impossible, includes a very interesting instrument played by the amazing Merethe Soltvedt.
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Certain songs on my playlist make me thing of certain characters. Today I’m sharing the song that always makes me think of Maggie from The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle. Enjoy!
I just watched the short video from Tested where Adam Savage gets to check out the new gun blasters from Bladerunner 2049. During the video, the Prop Master Doug Harlocker talks about how they went through several iterations of the new blaster design–more than six! It’s common to see this amount of iteration on a
Welcome to another of my Late Reviews, where I review something long after it’s left the spotlight and people stopped caring. Today, I’m going to share some quick thoughts about Ursula K Le Guin’s The Other Wind. The Other Wind is an incredible book that taps a whole cast of characters to tell its tale.
I’m just putzing along Facebook one evening when I see a link shared by a friend. “If you ever wondered why green olives are in jars and black olives are in cans,” she said above the link. Oddly enough, I’ve wondered that exact thing. So, I clicked the link like the fool I am, and
I haven’t done a Music Monday in a little bit, so here’s a beautiful recording by Katy Adelson. This is, apparently, a combination of two songs. I’m not familiar with either of them, and they blend together so smoothly that I didn’t realize it was two different tunes until I read the description (although I
Foreword: Here’s my second entry to the 2017 Flash Fiction Challenge. This time my prompts were Historical Fiction, A Machine Shop, and A Turtle. Now, Historical Fiction is a genre I really enjoy and I certainly enjoy history. Normally it would be a challenge just to decide on what era to set the story, what
So, I didn’t get much writing done at Pennsic. That was sort of expected. What I didn’t expect was to get much writing done at Steel City Con this past weekend. Not only did I write a lot, I was finally able to work through the last parts of the book. Meaning, the first draft
Something I don’t think I’ve mentioned on this blog yet is my participation in the SCA. For those who don’t know what it is, the SCA is a historical recreation organization that focuses on fun, community, and education. There’s a lot of neat stuff to do, and I tend towards historical fencing (with rapiers, longswords,
Foreword: This story is my first entry to the 2017 Flash Fiction Challenge, which I was able to enter thanks to my gracious sponsors. Thank you! For the first challenge, I was given a prompt that included a genre, a place, and an object. The prompt I received was: romance, a strawberry field, and a