Chapter 7 of The Stone of Tantalus is live!

Chapter 7 is live.  Go to Channillo.com to read it. Here's the first scene: Miles’ dream began the same each night.  Falling into the depths, a stomach-churning drop into an abyss with neither beginning nor end.  The surrounding darkness was near total, the thin line to which he fell a black beyond black—an absence of…Read more Chapter 7 of The Stone of Tantalus is live!

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Chapter 6 of The Stone of Tantalus is live!

Go here to read it.  You know you want to! Here's the first scene... Philip Carson sat alone in his small two-bedroom home, the glowing television his only illumination and companion.  Like his sister less than a mile away, he held a beer in his hand that was one sip shy of empty, and now…Read more Chapter 6 of The Stone of Tantalus is live!

Author Interview: Jama Merchant —

Q. Hello and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your latest book, ‘One Enduring Lesson’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background? Hi Aman, I am most pleased to be interviewed by you. Born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and brought up in Tanzania, East Africa, I am a Chartered Accountant […]…Read more Author Interview: Jama Merchant —

Omit Needless Words: How I Learned to Write with Brevity — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

By Ryder S. Ziebarth Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail […]…Read more Omit Needless Words: How I Learned to Write with Brevity — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

On depression…

I spend the morning, pre-writing, in mundane tasks: doing the dishes, laundry, picking up after my wife (the actual breadwinner) and son.  The mindless moment-by-moment things that get you through another day; things that give you a semblance of a feeling of accomplishment.  Writing used to fill that bottomless void, but it's becoming more and more difficult…Read more On depression…

Harvey Weinstein and Other Abusers — Whatever

(For those who need it, a warning: I’m talking rape and sexual assault here today.) First, the latest on Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual abuse of women, from the New Yorker and the New York Times. There are more news stories out there — lots more — but those two cover a lot of ground… via…Read more Harvey Weinstein and Other Abusers — Whatever