To celebrate the launch of my new space opera series, I’m pleased to present Enemy Beloved: A Novella* — a stand-alone prequel to Ravages of Honor: Conquest. It is the first of three novellas in the Ravages of Honor universe.
Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation out now. A great collection of stories set in Tom Kratman’s Carrera series. @BaenBooks
Now available as a DRM-free, stand-alone story on Amazon as well as in print (regular and large). *Originally appeared in To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity
Baen books released the eARC* (electronic advance reader copy) for Tom Kratman’s Carreraverse anthology, Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation, yesterday.
This anthology includes stories by Kacey Ezell, Mike Massa, Rob Hampson. Chris Smith (Christopher L. Smith), Peter Grant, Chris Nutall, Justin Watson
Monalisa Foster, Alex Macris, Lawrence Railey, and Tom Kratman.
The unintended consequences of drive-by and detailed reader reviews.
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Yesterday I got a message from an acquaintance asking me if I had any good exercises that I could suggest since he was getting back into writing after a two-year hiatus. I didn’t really have an answer for him, although I did point him to The Other Side of the Page. But then, this morning,Continue reading “The music in your prose”
I recently attended the LTUE Symposium in Provo, and one of my favorite panels was the one on getting your firearms right. Now, you may not be a gun nut, and you may not care, but I can practically guarantee that just about every author who’s written about guns has gotten some–ahem!–feedback on what theyContinue reading “What does a character know, and when does she know it?”
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