I'm thrilled to announce that on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., I’ll be at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha with dozens of other authors to help celebrate the best in literature from across the state, country, and beyond. So come pay me a visit! This event is only weeks before… Continue reading SE WI Festival of Books, Here I Come!
Author and engineer William C. Tracy discusses strategies for effectively incorporating research and technical know-how into works of fiction
After briefly revisiting prologues and epilogues, co-hosts Sione Aeschliman and r.r. campbell explore the ins and outs of satisfying endings, which, it turns out, are just as much about beginnings as they are anything else.
I was thrilled to learn Imminent Dawn was recently featured in Appleton Monthly, a Fox Valley magazine with over 18,000 copies in circulation every month! As a lifelong Packer fan, it was additionally neat to be in an issue with Packers coach Matt LaFleur on the cover. Thanks to Appleton Monthly for the blurb about Imminent Dawn. I'd like to thank… Continue reading Appleton Monthly features Imminent Dawn!
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to show their support at Mighty Con in Madison this last weekend! I had a blast chatting with all of you, and of course I'm extra grateful for those of you who grabbed copies of Imminent Dawn and Mourning Dove. Oh, and I got to meet Twitter friend and fellow… Continue reading Thank You, Mighty Con Madison!
This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. If you've visited this site or my social media profiles before, you've likely noticed scores of high-quality images of my books in a number of picturesque settings. This might have had you wondering... Who did r.r. pay to take those photos? How much… Continue reading The Secret’s Out: Your Books, Beautifully Shopped
Sitting on a collection of poetry or short fiction and unsure what to do with it? This episode's for you!
Take to the internet! Or so goes nearly all platform-building advice, at least all the advice I've heard since I came to the world of writing in 2013. I'll admit I was a social media skeptic for a time. How are we supposed to focus on our writing if we're also meant to be tweeting… Continue reading “Nice follower count you’ve got there. Sure would be a shame if its value were diluted.”
The EMPATHY series has just added another event to its fall lineup. On Saturday, September 28th from 2 - 6 p.m., I'll be at Fireman's Park in Columbus, Wisconsin with dozens of other exhibiting authors and artists. So come pay me and other area authors and artists a visit! We can chat all things sci-fi… Continue reading Oddtoberfest, Here We Come!
This is a topic that rears its head from time to time in the writing community, and it was recently reignited on Twitter after a creative writing teacher told one of his students the below. https://twitter.com/26LetterWorlds/status/1152001467647004672 Yikes. Not only is this bad advice, it's downright harmful and discouraging to the community at large. Though it… Continue reading The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Received