Previous fitness posts are here. You should read them (cuz they’re funny) but I’ll summarize.
About a year and half ago I had my tonsils removed. This sucked, impinging as it did on my Dorito consumption. But the upside of bleeding from the throat, enduring great pain, and therefore being unable to eat anything that didn’t come in a container with a Quaker on it, was that I lost about ten pounds. When I … Read the rest
As is my habit with all releases, I’m doing a signing for the paperback release The Godborn, which hits shelves on Tuesday, March 4th.
If you’d like an autographed copy of the paperback version of the book and live in the United States, then just Paypal me $14.50 (and I can still do signings for the hardcover, too, though that has an all-in cost of $32.00 to U.S. addresses). Include your shipping address, to … Read the rest
You can read my previous fitness posts here, including my early reviews of P90X3.
I purchased P90X3 when it came out and went six weeks into it. I like it a lot and recommend it. The workouts are tough and, at thirty minutes, are easy to fit into a busy schedule. That said, I’d done P90X and P90X2 before starting P90X3, and while doing P90X3 exclusively I found that I missed some aspects of those … Read the rest
Oh, it’s on like Donkey Kong! Streams will be crossed and Giant Stay Puft Marshmallowmen will tremble in their weird marshmallowman…sailor hats? Yes, their weird sailor hats!
Sez you, “You blather, man! What in the Hell are you on about?”
Sez I: “LOLWut? Oh. Uh, well, let me tell you!”
Crossing the Streams is a huge, multi-author, multi-book giveaway. Over a dozen speculative fiction writers have come together to create something very cool. Some of you … Read the rest
Inspired by a thread on Reddit, I thought I’d write down my thoughts on some of the things that I think define sword and sorcery. Probably lots of folks have done this, but I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway.
So Paul, tell us in a paragraph what you think characterizes sword and sorcery?
Let me first take a moment to point out that this all just my opinion and isn’t necessarily meant … Read the rest
My post about Why I Write Masculine Stories generated a lot of commentary. I didn’t (and won’t) participate in it beyond this follow-up post because I find the whole thing silly.
I did find it an interesting study of internet outrage culture, though. I’ve been a spectator to other writers on the receiving end of the internet’s outrage, but experiencing it myself was both enlightening and, I daresay, kind of fun. I won’t draw conclusions … Read the rest
Heated seats? Swords? Sorcery? Witty dialog? All standard. :-)
Anyway, The Hammer and the Blade (the first Tale of Egil and Nix), which Library Journal called, “sword and sorcery at its rollicking best, after the fashion of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser,” is available for Nook and Kindle for a mere $1.99.
So, if you’e been waiting to get in on the action with Egil and Nix, now’s a great time to take … Read the rest
A parable of the D&D Table and, indirectly, life and the internet:
The ancient, heavily wounded red dragon has gathered almost all of the downed party members in his enormous claws and is about to take wing with them, carrying them off to who-knows-what dire fate.
Player playing the paladin: “I’m at zero hit points so I’m still barely conscious. I mouth a prayer to Tyr, put healing energy into my hands, and touch my … Read the rest
My usual preamble: I’ve done P90x, P90X2, thrown in some Insanity, and am now on the second block of P90X3. My first impressions of P90X3 are here, and you can find all my fitness posts by clicking on the tags to this post.
So P90X3, unlike the previous two X programs, has workouts that last only 30 minutes. The post-workout cool downs add a few minutes to that, and … Read the rest
Many of you are here from external links, which probably means you haven’t heard of me before (woe!), which, in turn, makes my heart ache with a heretofore unknown degree of sadness (more woe!). So, while you’re here getting your outrage on, or wondering what the fuss is about, have a look around at my other blog posts, too. At minimum, please read my response to the silliness elicited by this post, and perhaps also … Read the rest