Where do you get your ideas from?

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 10, 2015 in GI Joe praise, World building stuff, Writing process |

I’ve never actually been asked the question that’s the title of this post, but I know it’s inevitable that I will some day.  Also, I’ve got insomnia and this is probably a better use of my time than watching  Doctor Who or Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse.  Yes, those are presently my favorite (still airing) […]


In defense of fun

(I’m listening to a song featuring the lead singer of Nickelback  as I start writing this, appropriately.  If you don’t get the connection, just say the name “Nickelback” to the nearest music geek and watch their head explode.  And now I’m listening to Taylor Swift.  I swear I wasn’t planning this!) The blog post I linked to […]


How Do You Choose What To Read?

Posted by Shannon Haddock on November 20, 2014 in GI Joe praise, InCryptid praise, Kingkiller Chronicles praise |

As part of learning how best to market my books, I’ve read many things that purport to tell how people choose books.  The fact that none of these reports, blogs, etc. say the same thing makes all of them a bit suspect, to my mind.  The one I remember clearest right now said that a […]

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Some things that need to stop

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 17, 2014 in Firefly praise, GI Joe praise, Rants |

I had another post in mind for today, had a clever title even, then something happened in a book I’m reading, something I’ve seen far too much lately, and I need to vent a bit now.   Author of the book?  If you happen to see this, remember, it’s not about you.  You didn’t do […]

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