Daedalus Seven Interior

Voyage of the Daedalus Seven, Part 2

April 7, 2021 dkeener 0

The Daedalus Seven is a vast generation ship with multiple, diverse habitats on a doomed, never-ending voyage. Your mission is to design the civilizations, flora, fauna, and geographical conditions of the ship’s remaining habitable areas. Part 2 of a three-part world-building exercise.

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.

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!

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 […]

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).

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!

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 […]

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 […]

RemoteOffice Green Screen and Stand

RemoteOffice Green Screen

February 11, 2021 dkeener 2

I just ordered the RemoteOffice Green Screen and Stand. Before I talk about the gear, let me provide some background on why I want this kind of gear. Background I’ve been doing a LOT of meetings online in the past year, both in my Writing Life (using Zoom) and my […]