Hourlings Writing Group

Introducing the Hourlings

January 12, 2021 dkeener 0

I’d like to introduce you to the Hourlings Writing Group. They’re a writing group in the Northern Virginia area which has been instrumental in my development as a writer. I’m one of the founding members of the group, from way back in 2013 when they were still called the Loudoun Science […]

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New Release: Black Market

December 31, 2020 dkeener 0

Just in time for the new year, the Black Market anthology is available in ebook and trade paperback from Amazon (with hardcover to follow shortly). As you might expect from the title, each story has to feature a black market in some significant fashion. The tagline for the book is: […]

Black Market Anthology: Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Black Market

December 23, 2020 dkeener 0

This is the cover reveal for the awesome wraparound cover of the Black Market anthology. This is the fifth anthology published by the Hourlings Writing Group, comprised of a passionate collection of SF and Fantasy writers in Northern Virginia. The theme of the anthology is, obviously, black markets. However, I […]

Hourlings Podcast E5: Happy Hourlings

Hourlings Podcast E5: Apocs, Santa, and Other Disasters (72m)

December 2, 2020 dkeener 0

Episode 5 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (72 minutes) is now available. This was intentionally a free-form, Happy Hour event. A number of us had…ahem…adult beverages and, unlike our usual podcasts, we didn’t have a set agenda. So, we ended up talking about apocalypses, prepping for disasters, what we’re all […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hourlings Writing Group

Hourlings at Work

July 4, 2017 dkeener 0

In 2014, I became a charter member of the Loudoun Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers, a spin-off from a more general-focused writing group. With weekly meetings every Sunday morning, the group has been like bootcamp for the SF/Fantasy writers associated with the group, including myself. Participating on Meetup as the […]