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A Month in a Writer’s Life – August 2019

A Month in a Writer’s Life – August 2019

I could swear yesterday was the end of May, but instead September got a jump on me before I could even wonder where did August go. This year feels like I’m constantly playing catch-up, and I still stay behind with everything, and the last month was no different… or was it?

Friends Do Lie: Normalization of Lies in Fiction

Friends Do Lie: Normalization of Lies in Fiction

After three and a half seasons of screaming at my tv, I finally gave up on Supernatural. The show had a lot of potential: good acting, interesting lore, and that speculative element I always welcome in my entertainment, so I was willing to give it a go, despite it being a little too close to horror for my liking. And yet, here I was, finally giving up after over three seasons of being less and less entertained. At the same…

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A Month in a Writer’s Life – July 2019

A Month in a Writer’s Life – July 2019

Another month went by, and it’s been quite different from what I thought it would be. Since in summer time businesses slow down, I expected some downtime in my freelancing business. It meant that I would have time to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo to which I promptly signed up at the end of June. Of course, life decided to prove me wrong, and July turned out to be a whirlwind.

Does Gotham Need Batman?

Does Gotham Need Batman?

I don’t have cable tv, so I watch many of the popular shows months or years after they were aired, when they become available on Netflix or Amazon Prime or when I buy their blu-ray editions. This is why I only recently caught up with Gotham, the gritty series focusing on James Gordon’s youth and his first steps in Gotham Police Department. Generally, I’m not a fan of DC Universe, and even though when I was young, I enjoyed the…

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My short story in Broadswords and Blasters

My short story in Broadswords and Blasters

I’m pleased to announce that my dark fantasy story Yet Another Vessel is available in issue 10 of Broadswords and Blasters. Join mercenary Molsyn who is on a mission to solve the mystery of disappearances in the woods and finds more than he had bargained for. The magazine is available on Amazon.

Mr. Roache’s Drummer: the Origin of a Story

Mr. Roache’s Drummer: the Origin of a Story

In the Origin of the Story series I’ll be sharing insights of how some of my stories came to be. What inspired them, and what kind of process followed it. All of that spoiler-free, so you can still enjoy the story if you didn’t have a chance to read it yet. Today, I’m going to share a story of the piece that I’m particularly happy with, the quasi-steampunk (or magical realism, if you prefer) short story, Mr. Roache’s Drummer (Polish:…

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A Month in a Writer’s Life – May & June 2019

A Month in a Writer’s Life – May & June 2019

It’s been a while since I posted regularly. After nearly finishing the A to Z Challenge, I needed time to recuperate from intensive blogging, and I had to catch up with my writing. On top of that, the last two months were quite intensive work-wise, demanding my attention and time. So, with heavy heart, I decided to “disappear” for a while, including less presence on social media for the much-needed catching up with my priorities.

“Black Eyes, Luminous Monsters” in Spring Into SciFi: 2019 Edition

“Black Eyes, Luminous Monsters” in Spring Into SciFi: 2019 Edition

I’m happy to announce that my short story, Black Eyes, Luminous Monsters has been released this month as a part of Spring Into SciFi: 2019 Edition – an anthology by Cloaked Press LLC. Join military medic Kyara who loses her sight during a defense from an alien anomaly, and who discovers there’s more to both her condition and the invasion. The anthology is available on Amazon, as paperback, ebook, and in Kindle Unlimited. And if you’re wondering where I’ve been: after…

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A to Z Challenge 2019: V is for Veranesh

A to Z Challenge 2019: V is for Veranesh

Welcome to my A to Z Challenge 2019 posts. This year I’ll be writing about the world of Kinyal which is the setting of my epic fantasy novels and short stories. These posts offer insights into the world’s history, locations, and factions, but do not spoil any of the events or secrets from the novel. You don’t need to read them in order, and as the challenge progresses, I’ll do my best to add links to related topics for each…

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