Friday Links #21 – My Puppy Partner

We interrupt our normally scheduled programming for a potty break. Please find your preferred plot of grass quickly so we may continue. After months of doling out pros and deleting cons, my wife and I decided it was time to welcome a new puppy into our home. So last Saturday we drove out to Port Orchard and promptly Read More …

Strategy Guide Q&A and a Contest

I recently sat down with sci-fi/fantasy author Michael Munz for an interview about my years authoring videogame strategy guides. I met Michael, a fellow gamer, at the PNWA conference in Seattle earlier this year and sometime between happy hour cocktails and my second third glass of table wine, I agreed to spill the beans on my little niche. Munz is the Read More …

Friday Links #20 – Freedom From Distractions

Today I’m going to tell you about one of the best purchases I’ve made in quite some time. It wasn’t expensive, nor was it something tangible that I can photograph and show you. Actually, I really wouldn’t even call it a purchase. It’s more like an investment. In myself. In eliminating distractions. It’s called the Freedom Read More …

Stepping Out of the Shadow

Last week’s post about attending PNWA almost didn’t happen. Not because I didn’t have time to write the post or because I had forgotten my WordPress login credentials, but because I almost didn’t attend the conference. The professional responsibilities I alluded to in that post consumed my late July and early August. Normally, I would Read More …

RTFCP: Read the @#$&@&% Copyright Page!

Do you ever read a book’s copyright page? I bet you don’t. After all, why would you? It’s just a bunch of legalese, the publisher’s address, some odd numerical sequences that only rare book collectors care about, and maybe a boilerplate assurance that the book is a work of fiction. The latter is included so that Read More …

Friday Links #17 – Joining the Athenaeum

Since I’m stuck in a holding pattern, waiting on licensors to provide access to two games I’m supposed to be writing strategy guides for, this is a great time to share another round of writing links. Before we get to the links, let me tell you about a new cheaper alternative I found for writers seeking a co-working Read More …