Month: March 2017

My Desk

Reflections on the Creation Process by Anthony Stevens

My friend, the Sassy Brit, has a weekly challenge.

What’s On Your Desk, Wednesday?

I accepted her challenge, sent her a photo and a brief description, but then it occurred to me that some folks might be interested in a more detailed description of how I do what I do.

  1. Workspace

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” – Cesar A. Cruz

Any discussion on the creative process should start with the physical environment and tools to be used. With that in mind, here’s a little background.

My wife and I have retired to a small apartment wing of the old family homestead. With this in mind, I downsized my office to include only that which I found critically useful.

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The Great Turning: Review

A friend who has made a name for herself writing erotic literature, recently started a dystopian science fiction trilogy. Naturally, I had to give it a try and I’m very glad I did.

“The Great Turning” by Lesli Richardson, is not your usual post-apocalyptic tale. With a background of the world devastated by a major meteor strike, families, friends, and lovers, fight killers on both two legs and four.

It isn’t often that gay, lesbian, and poly scenes are part of a rousing good military science fiction yarn. In case you’re wondering, this is by no means erotica with ray guns. It features a very well-crafted world and believable characters.

While this is the first in a trilogy, it works quite well as a stand-alone tale. I’ll give it five out of five stars.

I’m looking forward to the next novel in this series.

Genre: post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, futuristic, dystopian, GLBTQ, MMF (not erotic)

Miss Mystery

I just finished posting a new short story that may lead into a longer-term series.

It’s called Miss Mystery and features a college student who discovers she has telekinetic abilities.

I’d like a little feedback on this tale, before I continue.

  • Do you like how it plays so far?
  • Are the characters believable?
  • Would you like to see it as a graphic novel?

This first six chapters can be read for free, on Wattpad.

FREE BOOKS!

I just joined the Smashwords week of free epubs! This is your chance to get a couple of my best-sellers for free.

Multiplarity is a hundred and seventy thousand word Space Opera that includes the following books.
Book One covers the development of Omniphage and the subsequent collapse of civilization. When beauty and health are no longer concerns, ignorance and greed may destroy humanity.
Book Two follows the development of a couple avenues of escape with the founding of a lunar colony and a transhumanist world. Even so, perfect health and longevity may not be enough against vacuum, radiation, and terrorism.
Book Three follows the founding of another world and finally meeting aliens. That is if religious intolerance and political expedience don’t condemn us once more.

Multiplarity is normally $8.99, but is free for the rest of the week.

Turkey Creek Ghost is a tale involving witches, ghosts, and a wolf. A psychotic ex-boyfriend threatens Dani and Ranger Rick in the lush beauty of a state park. Can Abinormal and Grandma Lupe save them?

Turkey Creek Ghost is normally $3.99, but is free for the rest of the week.

Both of these are great reads. Don’t miss out on this promotion.

Krita Drawing

Lately, I’ve been jonesing to do some drawing and have been experimenting with the Free and Open Source program Krita.

Here are some great art tutorials using Krita and a Wacom tablet.

Krita meets Bob Ross #1

Bob Ross – Mystic Mountain

I’m planning on getting a Wacom tablet later this year. I’ve some projects that I think will be a lot of fun.

If you’ve any experience with this sort of setup, how about sharing some of your images?