Category Archives: Writing

A Side Note…

I'm currently working on a story in the 1632 series, and I have finally gotten to do something I've been wanting to do for twelve years:  I have introduced P. D. Q. Bach to the 1632 universe, and vice-versa.  :-)   D

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Enter the Villain

And today my article "Enter the Villain" discusses Baron Vladimir Harkonnen at Fictorians. http://www.fictorians.com/2016/04/18/enter-the-villain/ D

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On Being A GPS Writer

My latest blog for Fictorians is up today here. D

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Cover art for The Span of Empire

  Isn't it cool? D

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And more Forthcoming news…

Eric Flint has announced that he has submitted the final manuscript for the Ring of Fire IV anthology to Baen Books.  This volume is somewhat unique, in that it contains, in addition to contributions by Eric himself and some of the regulars in the series, a story by none other than David Brin!  How cool […]

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Get Your Red-Hot Book Right Here!

My next book, my second novel, is now available for preorder at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Span-Empire-Jao/dp/1476781532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448144749&sr=8-1&keywords=span+of+empire This is the third in Eric Flint's Jao Empire series.  The first two novels in the series (The Course of Empire & The Crucible of Empire) were coauthored by K.D. Wentworth.  Unfortunately, she passed away in April 2012 from cancer-related causes, […]

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Declaring a Wrap

So. I am declaring the first draft of "Fire, Salt, and Blood" to be completed at 179,275 words.. Huzzah! There will undoubtedly be a second draft, and probably even a third. They will not take nearly as long to produce. I really hope I can keep the final file within 180,000 words. However, I am […]

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Another Status Report – And Snippet

A report on the current project:  as of the moment, sitting and over 158,800 words.  Progress is happening nicely. And below is a sample of tonight's work.  Enjoy. =====================================================             Samara took a piece of cloth and folded it around the handle of the pot to lift it and set it […]

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Status Report – and Snippet

Current work in progress is going especially well lately.  Averaging over 1000 words per session.  Currently sitting at somewhere over 138,000 words.  So that's good news. Tonight's session ended with this: =============================================             "I gave you nothing you did not already have.  Your father knows, I think, else he would not have […]

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