Star Wars and World War II

Monday MashUp: Star Wars and WWII

November 2, 2020 dkeener 0

I love “photos” like this. Here are some walkers from Star Wars in a World War II setting. I think it’s a cool picture, and it brings all sorts of story ideas to mind. In fact, it reminds me a bit of Harry Turtledove’s Worldwar series, where aliens invaded Earth […]

Hourlings Podcast Project

New Podcast Project

November 1, 2020 dkeener 0

I’ve started working with Martin Wilsey on a new podcast project. It will be focused on the topic of writing and branded under the Hourlings writing group. We expect the podcast to adhere to the following basic format: Introductions Main Topic Secondary Topic (if time allows) What Inspires You? Wrap-Up […]

Basket of Puppies

Basket of Puppies

October 28, 2020 dkeener 0

OK, this has nothing to do with writing. But who can possibly resist a basket full of puppies? My friend’s girlfriend’s dog just had six retriever puppies (all boys). This is them at about a week old. All right, you may now resume your regularly scheduled activities… Many thanks to […]

I Voted (2020)

I Voted

October 28, 2020 dkeener 0

I voted today. Got my mail-in ballot a couple of weeks ago. Did my research on the various bond issues that were on the ballot in my county. And then took it to the post office today. Make sure you vote. Every vote counts.

David Keener in Mars Orbit

Virtual Vacation: Mars Orbit

October 18, 2020 dkeener 0

Here I am in the Daedalus Mars Orbiter, looking down at the planet from the ship’s observation bubble. We’re all dressed casually right now because Life Support is having a minor problem. The humidity has gone a bit wonky, so that’s being worked on. With no clouds, like on Earth, […]

Under Construction

Pardon My Dust

October 15, 2020 dkeener 0

Yes, I have a new web site. And it’s very much a work in progress. I’m afraid the old site became a bit of an albatross, with a discontinued theme and numerous follow-on problems, including partial incompatibilities with some of the newest WordPress updates. The end result was that parts […]

Not, No, Never

The Power of “Not Now”

October 14, 2020 dkeener 0

There’s a funny sort of confidence that came to me after I’d worked on my writing craft for a couple of years. For as long as I could remember, I’d toiled away, trying to make my writing perfect. Then I learned that I could defer changes until later, i.e. – […]

First Novel

Finished First Novel: Finders Keepers

September 16, 2020 dkeener 1

I guess it’s true. You do always remember the first time…you complete a novel. It feels weird, but today I technically finished my first novel, Finders, Keepers. The generally accepted definition of a novel is 40K words or longer, and my story hit just a tad over 42K words. So, […]

David Keener at Ewok City

Virtual Vacation: Ewok City

May 30, 2020 dkeener 0

Right, so here’s another virtual vacation since I don’t have the latitude to go on a real one. This time, I’m reporting in from Ewok City. And, hey, I’ve got a vacation beard, too. Can’t get much more realistic than that.

Virtual Vacation: International Space Station

May 11, 2020 dkeener 0

So, there’s this lockdown thing going on, as if that was news to anyone, and it looks like every single vacation plan I had for this year is gone. And probably next year’s vacations, too. Now, I could complain about stuff like this, but, really, it is what it is. […]