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).

Helpers

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 […]

Hourlings Podcast E19: Writing Non-Humans

Hourlings Podcast E19: Wrting Non-Humans (36m)

March 1, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 19 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (36 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Writing Non-Humans,” including aliens, artificial intelligences (AIs), uplifted animals, etc. Our illustrious writers discuss how to bring these non-human characters to life and make readers care about them. Check it out!

An Unlikely Hero - Launches Today

Launch: An Unlikely Hero

February 26, 2021 dkeener 0

Malcolm Jameson has nothing left to live for. He’s about to throw himself off a bridge when a passing bicyclist stops and hands him a book. A Magic Book…strangely sentient and possessed of a bad attitude. Check out the uplifting and sometimes humorous story of a man who learns to […]

Mars Rover Spirit

Spirit Rover: A 1-Page Story

February 22, 2021 dkeener 0

This is a powerful one-page graphic story published by the XKCD webcomic. I’m guessing it came out some time in 2010 since that’s when the Spirit Rover stopped operating. I first spotted this on Facebook and had to do some research to figure out where it originated. When they’re done […]

Hourlings Podcast E18: It's Happy Hour!

Hourlings Podcast E18: It’s Happy Hour (46m)

February 21, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 18 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (46 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “It’s Happy Hour,” which basically means that our alcoholically lubricated scribes discuss whatever they feel like. Some of the discussion is even related to SF, Fantasy, and writing. Plus, we talked about […]

Good Book vs. Unlikely Hero

Cover Comparison

February 20, 2021 dkeener 0

How much difference does a cover make? A lot. In this case, my story was about a man who had nothing left to live for. He’s about to throw himself off a bridge when a passing bicyclist stops and hands him a book. A magic book. The original cover of […]

Mastodon on the Loose

Ashburn Wildlife Sighting

February 19, 2021 dkeener 0

Long thought extinct, residents of Ashburn, VA, a suburb of Washington D.C., were stunned to find a lone mastodon roaming the streets during a recent snow storm. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” marveled David Keener, a local resident. Scientists and wildlife experts are at a loss to understand where […]

Hourlings Podcast E17: Choosing a Title

Hourlings Podcast E17: Choosing a Title (23m)

February 14, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 17 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (23 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Choosing a Title,” in which our intrepid scribes discuss what makes a good title, a bad title, the struggle for uniqueness, and more. This episode features: Martin Wilsey (Moderator) Jeffrey C. Jacobs […]