Celebrate Founders’ Day in the Underwater City of Aquataine

This Thursday, 22 April 2021, is the 19th Preversary of the completion and christening of the first dome to be built over a major North American city, when the former city of Baltimore becomes Aquataine. Baltimore will be chosen about ten years from now, because of its harbor and small shipping channel, its steel and … Continue reading Celebrate Founders’ Day in the Underwater City of Aquataine

Three Ways to Know When It’s Time to Revise Your Work-in-Progress

ASSOCIATIONS, OBSESSIONS, and OBSERVATIONS It has been 72 days since I typed “The End” in my work-in-progress—RAGING TORRENT, the third novel in my UNDERCURRENT Series. I feel like it’s time to open it back up and see how time has treated the rough spots, how the bruises are healing, and how those pinholes in the … Continue reading Three Ways to Know When It’s Time to Revise Your Work-in-Progress

Second Wind: Re-engaging on my Work-in-Progress

Many writers take on the NaNoWriMo challenge each year. You know, the National Novel Writing Month? The goal is to write at least 50,000 words during the month of November. For 2020, I began the third book in my Undercurrent series, RAGING TORRENT. This is the third time I’ve done NaNoWriMo, and I think I’ve … Continue reading Second Wind: Re-engaging on my Work-in-Progress

The “Trick” to Naming Characters

I need advice. I wrote the start of a very short story that takes place in a remote region of the world in the near future. I worry that the names I used don’t reveal enough about the characters. Anyone have opinions on the names I used for these folks? Here goes… The gathering promised … Continue reading The “Trick” to Naming Characters