Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Some Friendly Reminders

September 24, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Morning folks, hope you’re all having a nice weekend. I’m still recovering from a hangover from my partner’s 40th birthday, which we celebrated on Friday. I haven’t drank in almost 2 years, so I’ve no one to blame but myself (and perhaps our charming I…

Wordplay

September 17, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

When prepping, athletes stretch, chess masters play matches with themselves (or computer AI), and artists keep their skills current–like Leo, who’s always training himself on some new technique or brushwork between projects (and, at the risk of making…

Another Candle…

September 10, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Though I don’t eat cake; guess I’ll put it on a ketogenic nut-wafer or something. Tomorrow I’ll be thirty-nine. Honestly, I feel as if my life has only begun. Sure, I’m getting creakier, and finding little aches here and there. I certainly can’t hold a…

“Strong Women” Are Real Women: Flawed and Wonderful

August 27, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

There’s been a lot of chatter this week about feminism, faux-feminism, virtue signalling, and the muddiness of ideals when influenced by sex, mostly brought about by Joss Whedon’s collapsing marriage and the scathing tell-all unleashed by his wife. For…

Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

August 20, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

There are powers in the world–both people and forces–that thrive from chaos. And in an age where a third world war was once thought a distant nightmare, a lesson on near-destruction that we should never again repeat, we find these forces flourishing,…

Down the Road We Go

August 13, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Next week is an exciting one: I get the manuscript for Feast of Darkness, Part I & II back from its first editor. It’s been months without my baby, and while I’ve found things with which to entertain myself, I haven’t written much of anything. At l…

Postcards from the Edge

July 30, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Things are going to be brief today–I have a new crisis unfolding. I haven’t missed a Sunday Blog yet, and determination, even when things are grim, is a raft to which we can cling to stop ourselves from slipping into the abyss. First, the good stuff.…

And the Beat Goes on

July 23, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

I’ve been in a bit of a creative lull. I’ve been twiddling my thumbs without my manuscript since the middle of June. My publicity campaign has been getting ramped up over the last month, so there hasn’t been much on that front either. At least Jupiter-…

Look, Ma!

July 16, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

I made a pooter! Wait, that sounds as if I’m celebrating the crapping of my pants. I’m actually celebrating the rage-driven-industriousness that struck me when my iPad crapped (intentional word usage this time) the bed a week or so ago. Emails were los…

Creative Collective: Julie Frayn

July 2, 2017, by Christian A. Brown

Today’s Creative Collective feature is for a very special artist: the homegrown, Canadian queen of saucy-literature-that-parents-might-slap-you-for-reading (not good parents–overprotective ones!): Julie Frayn. I feel she’s the perfect writer to featur…