Category Archives: Science fiction

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF WRITING…PT. I: THE BAD REVIEW

My first foray into the publishing scene has finally had its first bump……….. Yeah, you guessed it……. I got a bad review of HILL OF GREAT DARKNESS!!! Now, I don’t know about you all, but…….. I am loving every minute … Continue reading

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FOUNDATIONS OF FICTION, PART II: TUNGUSKA

Last week we spoke of HILL OF GREAT DARKNESS and the use of history in a work of fiction. Nothing really new there. I simply used an area of the world with which I was familiar and wove a science … Continue reading

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FOUNDATIONS OF FICTION: TWISTING HISTORY

For me, one of the easiest ways to hook a reader into the story is to use a touch of truth in the mix. History is replete with story fodder and just begs to be used. That was the way … Continue reading

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One Book Down, One To Go…

It’s funny how the excitement of writing, then finishing, then rewriting a book tends (for me, at least) to be an on again/off again, then on again romance. I mean, getting the first manuscript of a new story done then … Continue reading

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(For)Getting the Grade

So, it’s the beginning of another year and I still find myself reading the various posts of folks who have received bad reviews for their books. Now, I understand how we, as writers, are pleased as pickles when someone likes … Continue reading

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Interview With H.C. Beckerr…Part II

How does being a Christian writer influence your writing, your science fiction writing? Oh, my…! It has everything to do with what I write as a follower of the Son of God! We believers know that sometimes the Lord helps … Continue reading

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Interview with H.C. Beckerr…Part I

Taking a couple weeks off from the blog, so here is one of the interviews I have done recently. Hope y’all enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!!! Tell us about your book. Is it part of a series? HILL … Continue reading

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But, Wait…There’s More!

In the three-and-a-half years since its release, I am still amazed at the reviews HILL OF GREAT DARKNESS continues to garnesh. Most end with the subtle (as well as not-so-subtle) question as to the release of the second and final … Continue reading

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OF WRITING AND PULLING TEETH

Once upon a time I dreamed of writing a book or two I dreamed of the romance and accolades Thinking that once done, I would have it made. After all, there are men like Hemingway, Twain, and Poe… Women like … Continue reading

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Gateway to Chri-Fi

Nice to be getting back into the editing phase once again for SHADOW OF TUNGUSKA. I promise that this story ending for Hill of Great Darkness is going to leave you speechless! But, in case you haven’t read the first … Continue reading

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