25 Idioms from the World of Logging

A while ago, I had written a post with 45 idioms from the world of boxing. As JSTOR Daily reports, in 1942, writer Elrick B. Davis collected a glossary of terms tied to the old logging tradition. At the time he was writing, the lumber industry had begun to see...

Money Matters: A Brief History Of Currency

E.L. Skip Knox recently published a great post on one of my favorite resources, Mythic Scribes, titled, History for Fantasy Writers: Money. Knox is the creator of the fantasy world called Altearth, a place where magic is real, monsters roam the land, and the Roman...

My WIP And Men And Women Descriptions In Literature

My current Work In Progress (WIP) is a sci-fi mystery romance taking place 100 years from now on a Greek island. Its working title is Clones (it will change) and yes, I know this is the first time I mention it. I started writing it with a male protagonist and a female...

Reedsy’s 200+ Story Ideas

Are you suffering from writer’s block? Reedsy, an author community you may remember from its Infographics,  has the answer, with some great tips and over 200 writing prompts, conveniently organized by genre: mystery, comedy, drama, fantasy, and more. Here are my...

Army Logistics: Food Rations

I recently discovered Sara’s blog, Rough Diplomacy. Sara is a veteran of Active Duty Air Force and Navy Reserves, plus a Bioinformatics graduate, and her blog reflects her diverse interests. More than anything, however, it highlights how passionate she is about...

Christine Plouvier’s Examples Of Using Smell In Your Writing

I recently posted on the challenges of using smell in one’s writing. Christine Plouvier, author of the Irish Firebrands, left a comment citing a number of posts on her blog with examples of her doing so in her own work. Intrigued as I was, I did check out those...

A Writer’s Guide to Firearms: Rifles

This is a guest post by my author friend, William R. Bartlett. It continues his discussion of all things firearms. It was originally scheduled for earlier in the month, but we decided to push it back because of the horrific events in Florida. Even though nothing we...