Beth Harmon vs. Spock in 3D Chess

Monday Mashup: Beth Harmon vs. Spock

November 30, 2020 dkeener 0

I love this mashup image of Beth Harmon, the chess prodigy from The Queen’s Gambit, locked in battle with the inimitable Mr. Spock, from Star Trek. I’m betting this is one match that Spock might not win. Oh, and if you haven’t seen The Queen’s Gambit yet, well, as far […]

Hourlings Podcast Episode 4: Marketing Madness

Hourlings Podcast E4: Marketing Madness (81m)

November 25, 2020 dkeener 0

Episode 4 of the Hourlings Podcast Project is now available online. This episode is all about marketing books, with S. C. Megale providing input on marketing for the traditionally published path and the rest providing a view of what marketing is like in the indie-publishing world. Includes a candid discussion […]

Hourlings Podcast E3: Finding the Time

Hourlings Podcast E3: Finding the Time (62m)

November 22, 2020 dkeener 0

Episode 3 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (62 minutes) is now available. The episode’s primary topic is “Finding the Time,” or more specifically, finding the time to write. We also talked about NANOWRIMO, plus books and shows that have inspired us. Attendees this week included: David Keener (moderator) Erica Rue […]

Steve Keener vs. Tree

Motorcycle vs. Tree

November 21, 2020 dkeener 0

So, this is a picture of my brother, Steve Keener, shortly after he crashed into a tree during one of his off-road runs (motorcycles are his thing). He took the picture himself once he caught his breath. He does this periodically, crashing into trees, to the point where I tease […]

SpaceX Operational Launch

November 15, 2020 dkeener 0

Today marked the first operational launch of a fully-crewed SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket into space. It carried four astronauts and cargo bound for the International Space Station (ISS), which it will reach late Monday evening. All this from a company that first came into existence in 2002. This is the […]

Hourlings Podcast Project

Hourlings Podcast E2: World-Building (66m)

November 11, 2020 dkeener 0

Episode 2 of The Hourlings Podcast Project (66 minutes) is now available. The attendees this time were: Martin Wilsey (moderator) David Keener S. C. Megale Stephanie Mirro Erica Rue Shelley Shearer We all got to share our thoughts on the Do’s and Don’ts of world-building. And had a lot of fun […]

David Keener in the Shire

Virtual Vacation: The Shire

November 10, 2020 dkeener 0

Now that the election is (sort of) over, I’ve decided to vacation in the Shire where the pace of life is much slower and, most importantly, there’s no TV. Um, and no Fox News. Everything is calm and meals get served all day. What’s not to like?

Rappahannock Writers Conference 2020

Rappahannock Writers Conference 2020

November 10, 2020 dkeener 0

This past weekend, on November 7th, I attended the Rappahannock Writers Conference put on by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. It was the fourth year of the conference, and the first to be entirely virtual. The event was hosted by Zoom and there was something on the order of 150+ […]

Hourlings Podcast Project

Hourlings Podcast E1: Getting Started (56m)

November 9, 2020 dkeener 0

Episode 1 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (56 minutes) is now available on YouTube, on Channel 137, with video featuring Martin Wilsey, S. C. Megale, Jeffrey Jacobs, and myself. This one was more of a general discussion about science fiction and fantasy. Why Channel 137 you ask? Well, the number […]