11
June

Free Story — A Place for Heroes

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Anyone who knows me has heard me say that I nei­ther read nor write short fic­tion, except when I do. What I mean by that phrase is that I *rarely* read or write short fic­tion, because long form is really where … Con­tinue reading

31
May

On diet, fitness and giving yourself a break

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Lately, I’ve been get­ting a lot of requests for diet and exer­cise advice. Staying in shape is a job require­ment for me. Every few months, I get a new sailor into the unit, on average 10–15 years younger than I. … Con­tinue reading

18
May

Getting PTSD Right

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I’ve written before about how PTSD is a phe­nom­enon that’s poorly under­stood. More recently, I wrote about how the impact of killing of not only the killer, but every ancil­lary par­tic­i­pant in the process sev­eral layers out. Both pieces were … Con­tinue reading

14
March

On Killing

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There’ve been some recent forays into writing combat scenes on some blogs lately. A few fans reached out to me and asked why I didn’t join the con­ver­sa­tion. That got me thinking, and not in the way you’d expect. I’ve … Con­tinue reading

11
March

Guest Post — Jon Sprunk

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Jon Sprunk is a friend and agen­cy­mate who’s enjoyed great suc­cess as a fan­tasy nov­elist. I had Jon on the blog back in 2012 to pro­mote his third novel, SHADOW’S MASTER. Today is the book birthday of his fourth novel, BLOODCon­tinue reading