2020 has been a really mixed bag for everyone. The one thing I’ve noticed it that it’s given me new … More Visions
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It’s dawned on me as I work on various projects of my own (short stories, novel in progress), that writing … More Writing as a Journey
Recently, a number of events have convinced me that speculative fiction writers must embrace change, no matter how painful. Change … More The Future IS Change…Or, Not More Of The Same
This time of the year is always hectic. The new semester has started, so I’m simultaneously teaching and taking classes. … More Time Management
For most people, New Year’s doesn’t start until January. As an educator, September feels like a new year. Somehow, though, … More Happy New…July?
I attended my first BookCon this year. It gave me food for thought, in ways I’d not anticipated. It also … More Readers and Writers
Things continue to progress on a number of fronts. I find myself more interested in undertaking business projects and nonfiction … More And yet more changes….
Welcome to the new site! My trade name, Writing Mercenary, is now registered, the tax forms are submitted, and the … More More Changes
January is off to a fast start! Five new courses to design, and two proposals out for more. The novel … More Changes
So, another year ending, and time to review. My plans for 2018 were (achieved goals struck through): Complete the MFA … More Year In Review
Yesterday, I had the dubious “pleasure” of chatting with someone about a full time application. No callback, but perhaps some … More Ph.D. or No Ph.D., Part Two
Sometimes, decisions have to be made. Saying no to one thing means saying yes to something else. It is a … More Yes or No? Stay or Go?
Well, with all the MFA coursework, the blog went to the wayside again. The MFA was a rite of passage … More Commencement: A New Chapter!
Piles of papers vie for my attention right now. Digital files also compete on any given day. Some are for … More Dreams, Deadlines and Diplomas….