Super short story: Drunken Darts

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 29, 2014 in Short stories |

I wrote this a couple of years ago.  Apparently it was inspired by something that happened in the rpg version of the setting.  ~shrugs~  I no longer remember the inspiration, but that’s what the email where I first sent it to a beta reader says.  Anyway, Kenshin Kenodori is a major character in my upcoming novel, No […]

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Screw you, Amazon and Google

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 25, 2014 in Rants |

I try to keep this blog professional and only related to my life as a writer, but this time I really need to vent where it might be seen.  Besides, ranting about the Kindle app for Mac not working is sort of related to writing. Yesterday I opened my Kindle app and started to read […]



Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized |

The prices on all Universal Nexus ebooks have either just been slashed by a dollar or will be in the near future.  Yes, this means “Once A Hero, Always A Hero” is now free!  (Except on Amazon and Nook where I can’t make it so.) There are many and varied reasons for this change, but they […]

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Wanna help me make a decision?

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 22, 2014 in Writing process |

Which of these should I work on for NaNoWriMo? Richie Synopsis:  Slice-of-life in a space opera setting about an up-and-coming rock star trying to juggle that with family life. First paragraph:  Somewhere out there in the tri-galaxies, one of Richie’s older sisters was fighting to free a world from tyranny.  Somewhere out there, another of […]

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Confession time

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 22, 2014 in InCryptid praise, Rants |

I have a confession to make that won’t make me many friends:  I like hyper-competent beautiful characters. Notice I didn’t say “I like Mary Sues.”  There’s a reason for this . . . read carefully because lots of people seem to have trouble with this one, more every year:  They’re not the same thing! First, […]

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Works in progress, September edition

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 19, 2014 in No More Lies, Writing process |

Welcome to the first installment of a new regularish feature where I will share info on my works in progress.  I used to do this regularly, but then my blog had a readership of me, so it was pointless.  Now I have a slightly bigger readership than that, so it’s not pointless. Also, I like lists […]

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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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Jake’s Last Mission, conflict, a defense of Kristark’s Coronation as a story, probably other stuff too because I’m writing this right before bed so my inner editor is already asleep

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 12, 2014 in Jake's Last Mission, Kristark's Coronation, Rants |

First, I apologize in advance for, even for me, an unusual amount of rambly-ness in this post.  And typos.  And homonym errors.  If I had any sense, I’d probably wait until tomorrow . . . err, later today, I guess . . . to write this.  If I had any sense, however, I’d have gone […]

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The Yellow Wallpaper, the problems with star ratings, and escapist fiction

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 5, 2014 in Rants, Reviewing |

In college I briefly was an English major.  During this less than enjoyable time, I had to read many, many depressing stories.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” has come in my mind to represent all of them, partially because it was one of the final straws in me changing my major.  It was a brilliant story, an […]

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