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WeWriWa: #8sunday for 02/01/15- Death’s Highway

    Jolly good, we are back with another snippet/installment of Weekend Writing Warriors blog chain. I have to admit I am having a blast posting these. The feedback has been overwhelming in the best sense of the word. But you are here to take a peek at my current WiP, Lessons of War. We […]

Weekend Roundup: January 25-31

Tweet of the Day: Friday News Roundup ——- Another very busy week. I had the inkling of some good news on the family health front, but again, we must wait until all the results are in, the doctors evaluate them and give us a firmer diagnosis. Yet, the endless rounds of tests, cleansing, waiting, and […]

Wizards’ World War (s.4)- Dispatch 2: Trenches

Tweet of the Day: Does my selfpublished book need an ISBN? ——- Seasons 1, 2,  3 – Season 4 Premiere – Dispatch 3 ——- Outskirts of Brie-Comte-Robert, Seine-et-Marne Department, Île-de-France, France, 1 December, 14:16 +1 GMT A glittering white blanket of pristine snow covered the ruins of the town. Max sat a top a massive […]

TV Tropes Monday: Private Military Contractors

  Tweet of the Day: Gaming while black: Casual racism to casual optimism ——– Private Military Contractors, or PMCs for short, are modern day mercenaries who participate in all manner of conflicts around the world. As a result they become very popular in modern fiction. I’ve already wrote about why mercenaries exist and the reasons […]

WeWriWa: #8sunday 01/25/15- Mind Whispers

Welcome to another round of snippets known as the Weekend Writing Warriors blog chain. My snippet comes from my current sci-fi WiP, Lessons of War. We skip ahead a couple of weeks as Andrea, scion and Lady Elector of House Kaiser returns home to Chateau Kaiser in the world of Boreas, currently locked in a […]

Weekend Roundup: January 18-24

  Tweet of the Day: Let’s Talk to the Men This Time: Combating Online Harrasment ——- What a week! A very busy week and next week looks to be just as busy. Which of course that my blogging schedule is a bit cramp. I’m trying to cram as much of it as possible on Sundays, […]

World Building Thursday: Commerce & Communications

Tweet of the Day: The Game Console Dilemma ——– Commerce and communications go hand in hand like, well a horse and buggy, but it seems that speculative fiction authors, specially on the fantasy side of things tend to ignore this connection: Why, for example, don’t mages with the ability to teleport reliably across hundreds if […]

Wizards’ World War (s.4)- Dispatch 1: Air Power

Tweet of the Day: On The Nose Dialogue ——- Seasons 1, 2, 3 – Dispatch 2 ——- ——- At 22,000 ft, 10 minutes Northwest of Beograd, Republika Srbija, 5 October, 04:11hrs +1 GMT Lieutenant Colonel Grigory Anisimov checked his watch, nine minutes fifty-seven seconds to target. So far the old girl had held together well, […]

TV Tropes Monday: Matriarchy

Tweet of the Day: The Empress Asteroid ——- Matriarchy, a society where women not simply rule, but hold the majority of positions of power is an old concept, botht in literature and in real life. To the ancients it served as a cautionary tale of what happens when women are given power. The sort of […]