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Viking ZX


Author of Science-Fiction and Fantasy novels! Oh, and some fanfiction from time to time.

Nov
26th
2020

Weekly Update: It’s Full of Stars and Lovecraftian Monsters – Happy Thanksgiving! · 1:07am Last Thursday

Hey readers! I’ve decided that, at least of the foreseeable future, this Wednesday night update will be a regular feature. A progress report, and a little bit of news!

So, first up, let’s talk Axtara – Banking and Finance. I appears I’ve found a cover artist at last! Good news, I know. With that finally happening, that means I can aim at December release! Ebook first, paperback ASAP (but hopefully before Christmas, for all you book-givers out there).

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Nov
23rd
2020

Being a Better Writer: Holidays · 9:13pm Last Monday

Nov
19th
2020

Weekly Update · 2:08am November 19th

Short and sweet here guys. I’m still pretty tired. And was tested for Covid-19 last night so … yeah. 72 hours until the results come back. Only symptoms fatigue (a lot of it) and the occasional light headache.

But enough of that. Book updates!

Starforge is now at 163,500 words. I’m running a little slow right now, just doing 2,000 a day instead of 3,000-4,000 and I’m tired through it, but I can’t stop. This story is too important.

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Nov
16th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Doing Good Research · 9:13pm November 16th

Hello again readers! I hope you’re well and healthy. Me? A little funky. Really tired. No other symptoms that—to my knowledge—line up with Covid-19, but I’m considering if I feel funky tomorrow calling and scheduling a test anyway, just to be on the save side. And if it isn’t going to bankrupt my bank account.

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Nov
13th
2020

Op-Ed: Rebooting America’s Education System · 9:57pm November 13th

This post has been a long time in coming. It’s one I’ve wanted to make for months, almost a year, really, but just kept putting off because of everything else that was going on. But at last, the time is here, and I’ve got a bit to talk about it.

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Nov
12th
2020

Starforge Draft Update · 2:12am November 12th

The first draft of Starforge is now 154,000 words in length! Almost half the length of Colony (weighing in at 334,000 words) and a third the length of Jungle (458,000 words).

This has been your update about Starforge. Excitement abounds!

Nov
9th
2020

Being a Better Writer: The Art of Scene Transitions · 9:12pm November 9th

Or: Yet Another Way to Manage Pacing.

Welcome back readers! How are things going with you? Well and healthy I hope? Washing your hands? Using a mask? Doing your part?

I hope so. Globally, it’s still a pandemic, and we shouldn’t forget that.

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Nov
6th
2020

Just a News Update. Nothing Spectacular. · 9:04pm November 6th

So … the title says it all. This is an update on things. Nothing big. Mostly Starforge. And why I’ve been quiet this week.

Honestly? I’ve got a little list of non-writing topics I want to throw out some paragraphs on here on the site, but … This week had enough going on, I think.

How bad is it? Well, let me put it this way: Facebook refused to let me run boosts for this week’s Being a Better Writer, because it asked people to go vote.

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Nov
2nd
2020

Being a Better Writer: Why Stories Need Conflict · 10:58pm November 2nd

Hello readers! Before we dive into today’s (somewhat delayed) Being a Better Writer post, I have an urgent PSA for all of you residing in the United States.

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Oct
29th
2020

Straight Troping · 9:36pm October 29th

Hello readers! I hope things are well with you in these turbulent times. Me? I’ve already voted. Now I’m just waiting for the madness of the election to be over so that book sales actually accomplish something once more. And, you know, actually exist.

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