The Scribe

A bit of flash fiction for your Friday. WARNING: Adult content. The Scribe by N. E. White The scribe writes at a pace that would rival a snail. “Is it always this hot in Alexandria?” I ask, then immediately regret it for the scribe’s quill lifts from the page. His face crunches up in what … More The Scribe

I Hate Phillip

I hate Phillip because he left me. A cold wind tore through my thick, black cloak, sending a shiver along my spine. I let it worm its way into my heart, hoping it would kill the last remnants of love between us. Though the flames were too far to warm me, a gust of air … More I Hate Phillip

New year, new blogger

Hello Fellow Writers, After six years of blogging, I’ve come to a realization: I’m not doing it right. Oh, I suppose, I’m doing something right. I’m read by a small group of dedicated writers, whom, like me, are struggling to find their way to a satisfying writing life (whatever that means for you and whether that … More New year, new blogger

The End is Near

Holy Crap, Folks. It has been ages, hasn’t it? Time is short, thus this update will be too. My first novel (The Denouncer) is shelved. After four years of working on it, the beast is not yet ready. I need to put space between it and I before I try to tackle another revision. In … More The End is Near

Writing Update 2012-9

Just a few quick announcements: The End is near. Seriously. The submission contests are complete! We have nine excellent stories to publish along with a story each from Hugh Howey, Michael J. Sullivan, and Tristis Ward. Woohoo! Now all I have to do is figure out how to ePublish them properly AND promote the … More Writing Update 2012-9

Writing Update 2012-8

I haven’t done this in a while and I can’t think of anything better to write, so here it goes! Novels I finished the second draft of The Denouncer, my low-fantasy, somewhat historical novel. I’m much happier with this version than the mess I called Devil’s Blood, that took me two years to accomplish after several … More Writing Update 2012-8

Writing Update 2012-6

(NOTE: My apologies to those of you subscribed by email and are getting this for the second time. I erroneously scheduled this post to appear July 8th, rather than July 18th. Oops! Funny how WordPress allows us to travel through time… ) Hello World, Welcome to Sunny California! Damn is it hot. Is it hot … More Writing Update 2012-6


Though I am not a cartographer, I do create maps for my work. I’ve acquired an eye for good proportions and I’ve learned the importance of fonts. That doesn’t mean I make the best decisions, but it does mean I feel confident enough to dabble in book cover design. To be clear, I have absolutely no graphic design … More Covers

How not to be THAT writer

I moderate over on It’s a place to read and talk about genre (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative/Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-It) fiction. Many of the moderators, and members, review books, conduct author interviews, and do shout-outs about upcoming books hot in the genre industry. It also has a discussion forum that has run for decades. I think it started sometime … More How not to be THAT writer