Time for another exercise from Quills and Quibbles. Three words to build around, 500 words at most in all. ON WITH THE SHOW copyright August, 2012 Marian Allen Joel wrote the plays. Saffron figured out the staging. The rest of us painted canvas, scrounged up…

My sf/cop/farce FORCE OF HABIT is up at the Critters.org P&E poll for best sf/fantasy novel and for best mystery, I thought I’d give you another sample from it. So I will. In this excerpt, amphibious siblings from the planet Gilhoo are on their way…

How do writers get ideas for stories? Well, sometimes they ask. Imma write a story to submit to an anthology. Must be a mystery. Must relate to promotion/marketing/queries etc. Must be 3,000 to 5,000 words long. Okay, there’s the first step in this project. I…

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