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God’s Farm ... A Story

A brief explanation. The following is the first chapter of a story based on a true story. Chandler Wilson is a reasonable facsimile of an actual person, and most of the story, though fiction, is true. 1,009 more words


Keeping Score: April 20, 2018

Another blow out week! Wrote 2,519 words (whew!).

Most of them were for the new novel, but, like last week, one of the writing exercises I did turned into a short story I’m going to polish and try to sell. 149 more words


A Drakin Question!? (SPOILERS!)

Hi Jim,

I was hoping you could give us a better idea of what Dragon’s Bane is and how it works. You kind of touch upon it a little in the story and that seems like a major plot point in your character development. 423 more words


Predators and Reapers by Matt Jones


The day stuck out for me because I discovered a sasquatch underneath the barracks. I investigated closely: this was not a military-issued sasquatch. He had wormed his way beneath the shower room, and was curled in the opposite corner from where the floor got soggy and sagged. 388 more words

The Opiate

Encouragement... The Good/The Bad!

Hi Jim,

I have a book I’ve been working on. I want to get it published, but everyone around me… my friends, family, etc. have all said that I’d just be embarrassing myself. 880 more words


The Hate U Give: Super. No clickbait. Just super.

I like to walk around the big chain bookstore, with its carefully crafted display tables and candles and blankets, and not buy books (or anything). Instead I have my library app open and as I see a book that looks interesting I order it up. 486 more words


The Plea by Steve Cavanagh is a dynamite legal thriller

The Plea

by Steve Cavanagh
Series: Eddie Flynn, #2Hardcover, 358 pg.
Flatiron Books, 2016 (2018 for US Edition)
Read: April 10 – 12, 2017… 943 more words