Kindle Create

Producing an Ebook Using Kindle Create

May 13, 2021 dkeener 0

Learn how to produce ebooks for Amazon using their new preferred method, which is Kindle Create. You’ll use this to create a KPF file, which you’ll upload to Amazon KDP as your ebook source.

Daedalus Seven Interior

Voyage of the Daedalus Seven, Part 2

April 7, 2021 dkeener 0

The Daedalus Seven is a vast generation ship with multiple, diverse habitats on a doomed, never-ending voyage. Your mission is to design the civilizations, flora, fauna, and geographical conditions of the ship’s remaining habitable areas. Part 2 of a three-part world-building exercise.

Winter Roses at SmashWords

Released “Winter Roses” via SmashWords

April 3, 2021 dkeener 0

“Winter Roses” is one of the first fantasy short stories I wrote, way back in 2013. It’s too short to really be marketable, so I’ve released it globally for free using SmashWords. Available in Epub, Mobi, PDF and HTML. Not available on Amazon, since I can’t count on them price-matching.

Hourlings Podcast E23: Top 5 SciFi Sub-Genres

Hourlings Podcast: Top 5 SciFi Sub-Genres (40m)

March 28, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode #23’s topic is “Top-5 Sci-Fi Sub-Genres,” based on the semi-scientific research of our illustrious crew of working SF/Fantasy writers. Let the debate begin! And let us hope that the swords stay in their scabbards!

Daedalus Seven Interior

Voyage of the Daedalus Seven, Part 1

March 27, 2021 dkeener 0

Find out about the doomed voyage of the Daedalus Seven, a vast generation ship with multiple, diverse habitats. Part 1 of a three-part world-building exercise. This installment covers the basic design of the starship, its habitats, and crew-accessible operational facilities.

Leaving Earth

Inspiration: Leaving Earth

March 22, 2021 dkeener 0

This is a photo of Space Shuttle Endeavour on its way to rendezvous with the International Space Station, taken May 16, 2011 by a shuttle training aircraft. Endeavour is seen emerging from the clouds, although it is still well short of achieving orbit and below the height of the space station.

Hourlings Podcast E22: Author Platform

Hourlings Podcast E22: Author Platforms (40m)

March 20, 2021 dkeener 0

For Episode #22, the topic is “Author Platforms,” a decidedly elusive topic for most people. Nevertheless, our inimitable writers will try to shed some light on this seemingly hard-to-quantify topic. Whether traditionally-published or indie published, writers still need an Author Platform to help them connect with readers. Find out all about the basics!

Dune, art by John Schoenherr

Classic Cover: Dune Messiah

March 19, 2021 dkeener 0

This is a classic magazine cover from Analog SF magazine in 1965. It features art by the late Hugo-award-winning artist John Schoenherr, whose covers helped make “Dune” (by Frank Herbert) a best-selling series. John Schoenherr won the 1965 Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, primarily for his work on the […]

Hourlings Podcast E21: Writers Groups

Hourlings Podcast E21: Writing Groups (32m)

March 14, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 21 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (32 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Writing Groups.” All of our illustrious authors are members of the Hourlings Writing Group, as well as veterans of other writing groups. Needless to say, they have lots to say about finding […]