David Michael Williams2023-02-07T15:17:08-06:00August 6, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: art, comics, Curmudgeons & Flagons, current project, early writing, fantasy, Sir Larpsalot|
It took me some time to start calling myself a writer and even longer to embrace being an author. But I’m going to claim this right now: I’m also a cartoonist.
David Michael Williams2021-04-13T14:28:36-05:00April 13, 2021|Categories: News, Work in Progress|Tags: creative process, current project, early writing, fantasy, sci-fi, science fiction, short stories, Sir Larpsalot, speculative fiction, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions|
I finally whittled down my stack of short stories to be included in my upcoming collection, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my ruthless beta readers.
David Michael Williams2021-02-09T17:15:37-06:00February 8, 2021|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: bad writing, book cover, current project, early writing, fantasy, genre fiction, good writing, sci-fi, science fiction, short stories, short story, Sir Larpsalot, speculative fiction, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions|
I plan to demonstrate the breath of my writing styles and embrace the many different spec-fic subgenres I enjoy—which only makes winnowing down the contenders for my short story collection that much more difficult.
David Michael Williams2019-10-03T17:13:56-05:00July 8, 2019|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: Altaerra, current project, early writing, fantasy, Magics Daughter, my novels, The Renegade Chronicles|
A long time ago, I built a fantasy world and penned countless adventures across many locations and time periods. I eventually wrote and published a trilogy set in Altaerra. Then I moved onto a new series, not anticipating a return to Altaerra anytime soon.
David Michael Williams2019-10-03T13:49:53-05:00August 3, 2018|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: art, blog, book cover, business, business of writing, character creation, characters, current project, early writing, fantasy, genre fiction, my novels, readers, readership, sci-fi, science fiction, self-marketing, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, writers, writing, writing tips|
By auspicious happenstance, my 100th blog post coincides with another milestone: the completion of my next book’s cover. Behold!
David Michael Williams2019-10-03T13:41:41-05:00June 5, 2018|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: bad writing, characters, creative process, early writing, Pajamazon Amazon, tough decisions|
Writers never kill their darlings. We just lock them away…in a dungeon…indefinitely…
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T19:05:39-05:00August 25, 2016|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: character creation, characters, current project, e-books, early writing, fantasy, journalism, my novels, The Renegade Chronicles|
An editor of mine once said, “No one wants to know how the sausage is made.” That may be true of journalism, but fans of fantasy often welcome a closer look at fictional worlds.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T19:01:04-05:00July 21, 2016|Categories: Work in Progress|Tags: early writing, sci-fi, science fiction, short story, speculative fiction, The Soul Sleep Cycle, video games|
Pokémon GO is only the beginning, people. While Google Glass never really caught on, cell phones are finally poised to bring augmented reality (AR) into the mainstream thanks to a certain catch-’em-all mobile game.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T18:52:16-05:00June 3, 2016|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: blog, early writing, editing, good writing, my novels, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, writing, writing styles, writing tips|
Back in the early days of my Quest for Publication, I was equipped with naught but a trusty Pilot pen, a five-subject Mead notebook, and a plethora of ideas. Eventually, I upgraded to a keyboard and computer.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T18:25:25-05:00December 10, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: current project, early writing, fantasy, fiction, genre fiction, getting published, journalism, my novels, sci-fi, science fiction, self-publishing, short stories, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, word choice, writers, writing, writing tips|
I had the pleasure of talking with students at Waupun High School yesterday. My mission: to share my educational background, professional writing experiences, writing advice, and tips for getting published with the fledgling writers.