Tag: Musings

Clarification for the newbies

It’s Christmas day and my new illustrated time-travel story, Anchor, is about to be released. I’m getting last minute details ready such as figuring out how to make Atomic-vodka jello shots and finding my rocket-shaped cookie-cutters for the book release party. I thought it might be a good time to explain why I write and […]

Astounding interior illustration by Edd Cartier

Sunday Evening Etymology

The term used to be “unhuman.” Now, it’s “inhuman.” I’m not sure exactly when it changed, certainly by the 1970’s. The etymology leads me to believe that in earlier decades some writers followed the trail from the old French word “humain” and so unhuman is correct. At a later time we accepted that human is […]

New Acquisitions

Everyone collects something. I collect stories. Not books, but stories…and sometimes illustrations too. My motivation in doing this is to learn. In Art classes I discovered the best way to study an accomplished artist is to copy their work, line by line. It sounds tedious, but it’s not. It’s really a fascinating study. Art is […]

Girl Daydreaming

Today’s Short Fiction Selections

I finished up a new Drabble* this morning called, My Curse. It’s an allegory about events in my life right now. This brings my Drabble collection up to fourteen mini-stories, some with illustrations. There’s an unfinished fifteenth in my files called, The Great Retrograde Race. It’s about a championship cup race through the solar system […]

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How To Be a Better Artist

I try to draw something new every day. It may be linework or painting practice, or studying a new style of illustration. Many artists prefer to stay within their comfort zones, sticking to an art style that’s proven successful and easy for them. Not me! I like to challenge myself, it’s a great way to […]

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