Week In Review: September 24

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more.

If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: I’ll be back for the weekly livestream on Sunday! Come hang out and join the productivity sprints from 4:30-6:30pm EDT.

Plus, you can find The Query Helpline with Patrick Hopkins, hosted by me most Wednesday nights from 9:30pm-Midnight ET. Plus, pop-ups when we have time.

On Twitch: Both of of the livestreams are also available on my twitch channel!.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

  • Rewriting Queries with Patrick Hopkins (and Morgan)My friend Patrick and I were back, rewriting other people’s queries. He’s got success rates to back him up, I’ve got enthusiasm and the claim of having inspired him. We livestreamed from 9:30pm EDT Wednesday night.

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

  • Wasn’t I An Extrovert?The past couple of years, I’ve noticed a trend — in myself. I’ve been wanting to stay home and not deal with going out, even before the pandemic. But wait, I thought I was an extrovert?

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):


Nothing this week.

What I’ve Been Reading:

Scorned & Craved: The Frenchman's Lionhearted Wife (Love's Second Chance Series: Tales of Damsels & Knights Book 6) by [Bree Wolf]

Bree Wolf’s latest Regency romance, Scorned & Craved.

Years ago, a coincidence brought them together.
Now, Fate will reunite them upon the high seas.
Can there be a happily-ever-after for an English lady and a French privateer?

New Works By Previous Guests

Dave Welch has a new book, Chaos Quarter: Syndicate Ways (The Chaos Quarter, Book 5)

Chaos Quarter: Syndicate Ways (The Chaos Quarter, Book 5) by [David Welch]

Rex Vahl just wanted to go home, that’s it. He’s spent nearly a year in the Chaos Quarter, being shot at, kidnapped, tortured, and drawn into other people’s wars. He’s taken on ravaging space hordes and genetic supremacists bent on destroying every last ‘primitive’ human they can find. His ship has been shot up, his crew has been put in danger, he’s nearly lost the woman he loves, and he’s had to deal with stowaways who’ve snuck themselves onto his ship. He’s tired, stretched thin, and wants nothing more than to limp back to the Free Terran Commonwealth for a well-deserved break.

But the universe is not a kind place. After a hidden gravity well sends his battered ship off course, he finds himself ambushed, his vessel crippled by pirates he normally wouldn’t think twice about. Before he can react, he finds half of his crew captured, and the remainder stranded on a hidden world ruled by a vicious crime syndicate. These thugs make their money off slavery, and a city that’s basically a criminal version of Las Vegas, where every vice and evil can be found for a price. Worse still, it’s ruled by a vicious don that’s smart enough to know there’s more to power than brute force. Already stretched to a breaking point, Rex now finds himself vastly outnumbered, and without the usual technological edge he’s grown to rely on. The only people he can turn to for help are pacifist ideologues, who seem to think it’s more moral to be subjugated than dare use violence. If Rex tries to fight, he faces near certain defeat. If he doesn’t, good friends will be sold into slavery. He’s used to fighting for people who need the help, but now he’ll be fighting out of anger and desperation, conditions he is not at all prepared for. But Rex isn’t the type to leave people behind, and he’s going to make his move, even if it means burning everything down around them…

And there’s also a new book out by Tyrean Martinson. Nexus: The Rayatana Series, Book 2

Nexus: The Rayatana Series, Book 2 by [Tyrean Martinson]

Amaya is supposed to bring peace to the galaxy. Which is tough when she’s being held for crimes against the Neutral Zone. Her imprisonment is on her own ship with her own crew. But close quarters create tension.

Honestly, her role as Rayatana is a mess.

She may never get to use her powers for anything good. Not if her teacher continues to keep secrets, and not if her powers keep harming others. Putting her mother in a coma should put her in prison, but she has a mission. She wants to bring peace to her people. She needs to become the Rayatana.

Picture(s) of the Week

Officially, summer is over. Here’s a leaf, heralding the coming of Autumn.

May be an image of nature and tree

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