Browsing Archive: February, 2015

Je Suis Kiersten White (apparently)...

Posted by M . H. Tardiff on Thursday, February 26, 2015,
I don't know author Kiersten White. I doubt I'll ever meet her. I'm sure she's a lovely individual with talent and creativity to spare. She certainly doesn't look like me, have my voice or share my disdain for beets (well, I don't know about the last one, but my wife seems to think I'm odd in that respect).

So, how come everyone seems to get our identities mixed up?

It's my fault, actually. Back in 2013, I published a compilation of short stories under the title Paranormalcy. I invented the tit...
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B-B-B-Bad to the Bone, Heisenberg Style

Posted by M. H. Tardiff on Wednesday, February 18, 2015,
Ever buy a burger or a sub and have a mystical experience? Ever have a quick meal of something that is normally ordinary and mundane and have it be amazing? Have you ever had the flavors and textures just hit all the right notes, the varying degrees of quality in every part of the whole just synchronize until the usual discordant mess becomes one crisp, continuous sine wave of deliciousness? Writing is a little like that. Great writing is like lightning in a bottle, a rarity even for the best...
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Wordsmithing Basics 3: The Write, Creamy Center

Posted by M. H. Tardiff on Wednesday, February 11, 2015,
Writing, like driving a car, is not a particularly special skill, though it is useful. Anyone who can hunt-and-peck through the pizza-crumbs on a keyboard or shove a ball-point around a piece of paper without their hand cramping like Fred Sanford's during an arthritis attack can churn out a plot and some characters.

But then comes page two. Allow me to water-board my metaphor further: average writers are like people who drive to Walmart. Good writers tear up the course at Le Mons.

The real work...
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Indie-ana Jones and the Attack of the POD People...

Posted by M. H. Tardiff on Wednesday, February 4, 2015,
Anyone who's taken the time to look will see all of my work is published by Halogen Press. I know the Editor-in-Chief there very intimately. In fact, I even sleep with him.

Now, before I give my wife cause for concern, I should point out that I am the Editor-in-Chief as well as the CEO, CFO, Lead Designer and the dorky guy who empties the wastebaskets every night. Halogen Press is a company I own and operate for the purpose of publishing my work. If asked, I would consider taking on other clie...
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