I've added a new entry to my blog, "Riding the Blimp" . Today I discuss those annoying phone calls that you only get to hear one side of in ""Hello ... Who's this?"" . Swing by and see what's up when you get a few moments. I'd love to hear from you!
Just a quick note for those who have been with me for a while: I've made what I think will be my final handle change at last. Most of you know that I've transitioned from steampunk, where I made what little name I have as an author, to horror, and have been searching high and low for a handle that smacks of my new endeavor.
But what I didn't expect to find is that over the near-decade that I have been using the sobriquet that my early fans gave me, I have become as attached to it as my real name, and am no more eager to change it than I would be to give up Jack in the real world. So, as Blimprider I have been known, and as Blimprider shall I continue. And with that distraction off my plate, perhaps I can move on to some actual, you know, writing.
So, thank you for your patience. The old aerographer is finally home.
My deepest thanks to Schnujo Won NaNo! for the awesome AwardIcon now gracing my blog. Nothing I do here is done for personal recognition, but when it comes, it is both humbling and gratifying, in this case being one of WdC's top awards and by far the most prestigious I have ever received. My only goal with "Riding the Blimp" and my reviews is to be helpful, and it's wonderful to know that it's working!
Good morning, gang, and welcome to December. My first order of business each month is to award the "Talk of the Flight Deck" to the most moving, engaging, or dynamic piece that I reviewed during the previous month. November provided a fine crop and this month there was a fair bit of poetry in the mix. Even surprised myself with this group. Honorable mentions in item number order were:
"Uncontrollable Journey" and
"My Writing Place"
Ultimately, I had to go with a piece of writing so powerful that I was tempted to place the writer on a suicide watch. Take a moment to experience the chilling
I've just added a new entry to my recently renamed blog, "Riding the Blimp" . It chronicles my recent interactions with a relatively new small publisher, and offers details on how your work could find a home there as well. If you don't read anything else I write, don't miss "On Pins and Needles" !
Good morning! Just a note to let people know that I've changed the theme of my port and blog to Springheeled Jack and "Riding the Blimp" respectively. I'm still looking for a new look that describes where I am literarily, so if you have any strong opinions, pro or con, drop me a line, an old shoe, or perhaps a dead cat, and let me know what you think.
Hi, gang! One of the writers I follow is Jerry Jenkins, author of the Left Behind series. On his blog today he talks about the method that raised him from a struggling midlist writer to a 21-time best seller. Make of it what you will, but if it helps you, that's why we're all here.
Good morning, all! Today I take the Blimp in search of that most difficult of all characters, the Confidant. Want to take a ride? The ship is now boarding at the port side gangway. "Ready Character Three"