Writing updates: two short stories

Two short stories will be published soon. “One second chance deserves another”, a tale of love and the golden rule, will shortly go live just went live on Liberty Island.

Another, a piece of historical fiction called “The tenth righteous man”, will be included in the upcoming CLFA anthology, “Freedom’s Light”, which will be published by Victory Books.

In the meantime, a first draft of an espionage thriller came back from alpha reading, and I have started work on a romance novel set in modern Israel, which explores a love story across the secular-religious divide.


It’s the October CLFA Booknado!

It’s time for another CLFA Booknado!

Conservative-Libertarian Fiction Alliance

Right about now, who couldn’t use the age-old reliable escapism that can only be found in a good book? Just in time to address Silly Season malaise, the CLFA is proud to present our October Booknado. Shop through the listings below to discover conservative, libertarian, and alt right-friendly New Releases and books priced at $1.99 or less (even some Freebies). Click on any book picture to read more details and shop. Enjoy!

New Releases

Rachel and the Many-Splendored Dreamland (The Books of Unexpected Enlightenment Book 3) by L. Jagi Lamplighter
Third Book of Unexpected Enlightenment: It’s Halloween at the Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Arts, and Rachel Griffin is stirring up the dead! (See “$1.99 or Less” category below to get Book 1 – currently FREE.)

Dragonblood: A Collection of Short Stories by Sarah A. Hoyt
From the trenches of WWI where the Red Baron just can’t help turning into a dragon, to the desert sands of…

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Our “Betters” Know Better Than The Rest Of US

Or: how the disconnect between the Capitol and the Districts, or between the New Class and the rest of us, is leading to “peasant revolts”. This is not just a US phenomenon: it is happening across Europe. A ruling class that is both ever more arrogant and ever less able to “deliver” *will* engender such a backlash. Of course, they may vote something in power that is just as bad as what they had, or even worse — but the current ruling class will have none to blame for that but themselves.
PS: the SCOTUS ruling he is referring to at the end concerns the “sick chicken case” (Schechter Poultry Corporation vs. United States).


The Arts Mechanical

Not really according to this from the NY Post.

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Romancing the Genre

A pretty good and concise “Young person’s guide to fiction genres” by Sarah A. Hoyt

Mad Genius Club

Hold on to your hats, ladies, gentlemen and cicadas.  Today we’re discussing genre.  Since I have this problem TYPING genre where my finders want to insert a d after the n and switch the e and r, we’re in for a wild and wooly ride.

I was going to start a series today on how to make a book “real”.  “Real” is a quality you can embue your fiction with, mostly by not relying on cliches for how a situation is described, but also by reaching deep in yourself to when you experienced a similar situation.

However I realized I had another post on my mental list, which I hadn’t ticked out yet, and which, judging by some of the newby discussions I eavesdrop in, on FB, is desperately needed.

If I had a dime for every time someone approaches me and says “My erotica/romance/science fiction/fantasy isn’t selling and I…

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