Invisible Threads in a nutshell

On Monday, the Kickstarter to fund my latest anthology launched. Invisible Threads: Cutting the Ties That Hold Us will be co-edited with Lesley Conner and includes a great list of contributors including: Alix E. Harrow, Maurice Broaddus, Fran Wilde, Damien Angelica Walters, Chesya Burke, A.C. Wise, Andi Buchanan, Jordan Kurella, Beth Dawkins, ZZ Claybourne, Geoffrey…

Editorial Content: Comma Sense

Editorial Content is the name of the monthly essay I write about editing topics for the Apex Book Company Patreon backers. Here is a preview of this month's essay "Comma Sense." Did you know that of the 1,146 pages comprising the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, that 325 pages are dedicated to…

Health update – BMP

My recovery from a triple mandibular resection last February continues. The debridement surgery in September created a major quality of life improvement. Pieces of the bone that didn't survive the transplant in February were removed, allowing my gum tissue to finally heal. My food options multiplied greatly. I've even gained a few pounds back from…

Plot over everything else?

I've recently watched two television adaptations that created a pair of polarizing responses. On the positive side we have HBO's Watchmen. On the negative side is Netflix's The Witcher. Both series have a respected genre pedigree: one being one of the great graphic novels of our time; the other novel having a cult following and…

Editorial Content: Assertive Writing

This is the first of an ongoing monthly series titled "Editorial Content" that will be about editing and writing. I plan to write these exclusively for Patreon and our paying backers. However, the first one is free to all and will also appear on my personal blog (and Apex website blog) for cross-promotional reasons. If…

A Patreon series on editing?

I was promoting the Apex Book Company Patreon page over on my personal Twitter when a couple of savvy and trusted friends made a suggestion in response to my thoughts about an editing topic. They said they would pay real MONEY and back the Apex Patreon if I did a monthly series about editing for…

5 Great Episodes of Television of the 2010s

It's been an up and down decade. But one thing consumers have reliably counted on are quality television shows. The world burns around us, but damn if we don't have some fine TV. Here are five of my favorite episodes from the past ten years. Watchmen - "This Extraordinary Being" (S1.E6) Why not start with…

10 Favorite Television Shows of the 2010s

Have we reached peak TV? Hard to say. So many people suffer from recency bias and are quick to declare what they just watched the Best Thing Ever. I remember thinking in the 1990s that The X-Files could never be topped. Then in the 2000s it was The Sopranos. These days, I still love both…