The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

The random junk in our garages, it is multiplying, and IT MUST BE STOPPED

How much stuff is in your garage or basement, taking up space? I feel your pain. Once you put something in a plastic bin and shove it in your garage, … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

What words get shared on social media – and what doesn’t?

Publicity and marketing, including social media, is like the Wild West. Just about anybody can call themselves a Social Media Ninja (although they shouldn’t) and get away with it, especially … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 7 Comments

Spring Break, so it’s time to break things, then fix them all up

It’s spring and I’m doing maintenance on the silly blog. Some things will get ALL BROKEN AND SUCH before emerging shiny and new, like an ugly larva spinning a cocoon … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Bulletproof skin and other insane inventions

This isn’t science fiction, or something dreamed up by Stan Lee back in 1962. An artist teamed up with scientists to (1) weave artificial spider silk, (2) grow real cells … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Why this man is joining the RWA

It wouldn’t be a shock for me to join the International Thriller Writers, since I just wrote a thriller that won some award and have done 5.83 zillion profiles of … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

What doesn’t kill you makes you happy FOR MONTHS

Have you ever avoided doom? I bet you’ve swerved on I-5 to stop a drifting semi from turning your car into a cube of steel. As a teenager, I bet … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 10 Comments

Snuffy the Seal, plus an epic round-up of Shark Movie Goodness

They tell me it’s July, and summer, and I do see a burning ball of fire in the sky that confuses us here in the Pacific Northwest. So: that means … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 6 Comments