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"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose-petal down the Grand Canyon and..."

“Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose-petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.”

– Don Marquis, journalist, author, novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, playwright


My Lovely Blog ~ Blog Tour

Want to find out more about me as an author? Check out the My Lovely Blog ~ Blog Tour at: http://authorjmzuniga.blogspot.com/2015/05/my-lovely-blog-blog-tour.html


Writing Workshop: Worldbuilding (Avoiding The Dump)

Worldbuilding is hard. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult aspects of good storytelling. So many pitfalls, so many opportunities to wander off into that scary word-forest only to come back out the other side covered in ticks, mud, and other smelly sorts of dreck. 2,287 more words

Science Fiction

Getting Back on Track: Musings For the Future

Every now and again, I feel like I get a bit discombobulated with the juggling of the mundane things of life, sudden unforeseen demands, and surfing the wave of organic creativity. 312 more words


The Know-it-all, the Skimmer, the Ego-stroker, the Drama Queen and the Sparrow Fart

“That’s not how I do it,” I would whine.
“Well, how you’re doing it isn’t working,” my mother/father/brother/ husband responds
“But it does work…it worked before. 971 more words


Free Book Promotion, Day Two

Wallace here, and now that we are at the end of Day Two, here are the current Amazon rankings:

Corona: #16,542

The Three Safeties: #9,234… 36 more words


Who's taken my (writing) mojo?

It makes me laugh how some gay people call us breeders. It’s funny, I like it, it’s an endearing term to me. Yes I am one of the majority who see a major part of their life as breeding. 510 more words