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The Earth Mother Goes Dark – Expanded

Posted by on Aug 23, 2022 in Blog | Comments Off on The Earth Mother Goes Dark – Expanded

The Earth Mother Goes Dark – Expanded

In anticipation of my forthcoming book: SJWS & THE PC CULT, close to publication by Arktos, I got to thinking about the Cult and its oddities. Click here to see if the book is available yet. As I’ve been saying for some years now, Political Correctness is not a secular movement but is a religion. A fanatical religion that embraces the use of violence, the Cult has infected so much of Washington DC that for all practical purposes, the PC Cult has become the state religion of not only all “Five Eyes” of the Anglosphere,...

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Nonsensical phrases

Posted by on Jul 28, 2022 in Blog | Comments Off on Nonsensical phrases

Here are a few nonsensical phrases that I hope never to see again: “It’s just the right thing to do.” Or “That’s just who we are.” These phrases are a sanctuary for small minds, a refuge from having to think about things rather than just react. A favorite of certain power-mad professional politicians like Pelosi and Biden, these are actually nothing more than virtue-signaling, reducing complex sociological topics to cheap empty slogans, an expression of anti-intellectualism. Don’t use them. It’s like putting your...

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Fixing Blame

Posted by on Feb 26, 2022 in Blog | Comments Off on Fixing Blame

Thank you Biden and Pelosi for helping us fix blame for Russia’s dispute with Ukraine: it’s all Trump’s fault! No, wait, it’s all Bush’s fault. No, wait, it’s all Reagan’s fault. No, wait, it’s all Nixon’s fault. . .

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Mercedes Lackey’s

Posted by on Feb 16, 2022 in Blog | Comments Off on Mercedes Lackey’s

Mercedes Lackey’s

A Teaching Moment. Far from the madding crowd dost today’s Social Justice Warrior write, embraced by global conglomerates and their cellophane orcs. I recently encountered a novel-writing thread on Quora hosted by a “flaming liberal” by name of Mercedes Lackey. I had only the vaguest notion of who this person might be, since I do my best to avoid any writer endorsed by mainstream publishing, not only to preserve my sanity but to retain my ability to compose a coherent sentence, something that seems increasingly to escape the...

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Bad Habits of Beginning Writers

Posted by on Jan 11, 2022 in Blog | Comments Off on Bad Habits of Beginning Writers

Bad Habits of Beginning Writers

(RE: latest on the Bubba saga, see below) In my years hosting a writers’ critique group, I found that beginning writers frequently made the same writing mistakes, over and over. These were not necessarily due to inability or illiteracy, but simply to bad habits, habits that could be fixed. Here’s a brief summary of what I encountered. Sentences all the same length. Readers are not machines, they need variety in input and, like many endeavors, writing is not a science, but an art. A writer must develop a feel for implementing...

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What makes a best-seller?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on What makes a best-seller?

What makes a best-seller?

As a Chinese philosopher once said, may you not live in interesting times. This was meant as empathy, since “interesting” signified social chaos and a decline of objective standards. Well, we live in an age of declining standards, just look at how many colleges are abandoning the SAT as a qualifying entrance exam. Part of this wider social decline is any standards for what constitute quality writing. Today’s writing mirrors today’s Hollywood movie-making, which is to say that popular fiction has become puerile,...

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JIHAD BUBBA

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on JIHAD BUBBA

JIHAD BUBBA is my latest fiction book. It will soon be published by Arktos. Click here to keep up with the latest updates on this upcoming title: Arktos Publishing Upcoming Titles. (scroll down) Set in a future United States, go-along get-along Bubba tries to survive and take care of the people he loves, but somehow just can’t manage. Anything that can happen does. Finally, Bubba decides he’s Not Going To Take It Anymore. In his own way, Bubba goes Full Jihad, with unpredictable consequences for everyone. You won’t stop...

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Are books dead?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Are books dead?

Are books dead?

The above strip may give an idea of what kind of writing I like to do. Exotic, odd, detective and crime, alien invasion, satire, in short whatever is Just Plain Weird. But if one does not read, one can not write. And if one does not read widely and in depth, one can not write with originality or with deep meaning. The strangest thing I have ever heard was when I recently overheard someone say “I was so bored I almost read a book.” My response: “This person must be the most boring person alive. He knows nothing at...

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Happenings at Equus

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Happenings at Equus

I have been away from this blog for a good while but much has been happening in the background. Equus Publishing has always been mostly a vehicle for publishing my own works so I have usually declined to publish other people’s works while I waited to attract attention from entities that have more marketing capacity than I possess. In short, I have been waiting to be discovered, confident (hoping?) that good writing and great stories have not yet completely disappeared from modernity. I have had little time to devote to this endeavor....

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Maggie Kindles Updated

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Maggie Kindles Updated

Maggie Kindles Updated

All Kindle versions of Equus / Dark Lotus Books have been updated with prices lowered to match current market conditions for eccentric works that are Just Plain Weird. All three books in my series the Adventures of Maggie the Radiated Lesbian Nun are now available in Kindles for $1.99. This a dollar more expensive than the Epubs currently available for purchase on Smashwords, but Kindles are easier to deal with and read than simple epubs. I still think the RLN covers need updating as well. I had great fun designing them myself, but maybe...

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