The Five Best Sword Fights in Fiction

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I love sword fighting. Seriously — doesn’t matter if it’s steel, lightsabers, or plasteel. As a lifelong fencer, former soldier, and connoisseur of literary combat, here are my my top five sword fights in recent fiction.

The Hard Facts About eBook Pricing

Publish Digitally in 2012!

As the head of the publishing venture Apocalypse Weird, and the founder of the author support service ThirdScribe, I pay A LOT of attention to the production cost and sales pricing of books. I would hazard to say that at this point there are very few people on the planet more familiar with the costs of book production than me. Here are my thoughts on how and why they are priced as they are, how to promote them, and how readers can get them for cheap.

Navy Diving Presentation, Part 1


  What It’s Like This is a promo made by the Navy to promote Navy Diving. While it’s not always like this, when it is, it really is… Photo Presentation Some diving photos Leaving Surface When it’s time to go to work, Navy divers dip beneath the waves… Swimming to Work Sometimes you see some […]

Changing How Readers and Writers Connect

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Took some time to look at my own blog last night and realized I hadn’t made a post in a couple of months. Between new house, new job, swimming, writing, helping RunWiki, and my own little project, my poor blog has been neglected. Let me show you what I’ve been up to. To lay a […]

Why I Swim

Still in the water 20 years later!

I’ve always been comfortable in the water.   From a very young age, regardless of what I was doing, or how hairy it got, if I was near water I knew I would be OK.  I’m not sure when I started swiming, but a majority of my baby picutres seem to involve water in some […]

Systems: K’Hor

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                        Learn More News Feed K’Hor System K’Hor is the 3rd planet in orbit around their system’s star. It supports carbon based life at 0.98 standard g. The planet has a stable weather pattern, is largely temperate with a small equatorial band. The K’Horians […]

Music Monday: Always Where I Need to Be by The Kooks


With the Olympics in London, it’s got me thinking of British rock bands, so this week’s Music Monday is brought to you by The Kooks! The Kooks were formed in 2004, and their flavor of rock is definitely a return to the Brit Invasion years with a touch of punk thrown in for good measure. […]


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