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 […]

Multiple_Short Works

Three Quick Reads

March 7, 2021 dkeener 0

The only thing hotter than these Quick Reads is a forest fire. And my wife (she made me write that part).

Hourlings Podcast E20: Top 5 Fantasy Sub-Genres

Hourlings Podcast E20: Top 5 Fantasy Sub-Genres (32m)

March 6, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 20 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (32 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Top 5 Fantasy Sub-Genres,” as defined by the illustrious S. C. Megale, with commentary (and some disagreement) from our other distinguished writers (plus Marty, of course).


Writing Assistants

March 3, 2021 dkeener 0

One of my favorite places to write is at the kitchen island. Of course, my assistants are almost always present to help with my writing. Molly is in the back; she’s an Assistant Editor for my books. However, from time to time, she has been known to accidentally nibble them […]