It’s Whatever the Reason Season!

Several years ago, a coworker and I were discussing our plans for the upcoming holidays. I mentioned that, although I was agnostic, I still celebrated Christmas out of a sense of tradition. I come from a large family (eight kids), and Christmas was a major affair in our household. All the usual practices—tree and house…

The Value of Writing Groups

I recently attended a holiday party where I chatted with a fellow author on all manner of writerly things. We found our writing journeys and experiences differed in several ways. He’s a full-time novelist while I squeeze writing into the spare hours around my 9-to-5 muggle job. He’s been represented by multiple agents throughout his…

We See What We are Conditioned to See

I finally watched that Peloton ad—you know, the one that has everyone in an uproar—and . . . I don’t get it. I mean, I understand why people find certain aspects of it nettlesome. Some are bothered by the implied degrading message of a woman being gifted a piece of exercise equipment for Christmas by…

Monthly Mental Munchies: November 2019

I’m just going to come right out and say it: November is perhaps my least favorite month. It should be called Nothingvember, because it’s basically one big nothing sandwich, as far as I’m concerned. I know, I know. You think I’m being too hard on it, right? After all, November contains two federal holidays—Veteran’s Day…

Make 2020 the Year of the Heirloom Novel

When the dust settles at the end of November, frantic and frenzied NaNoWriMo writers may be left to wonder: what’s the next challenge? Where do we go from here? Whether your NaNoWriMo manuscripts are destined for slush piles or hard drive hibernation, might I suggest pivoting to a low-stress project for 2020 that’s designed with…

Veterans Day–Yes, I Served!

Military service is a tough and thankless job that underpays and undervalues. Yet those who volunteer to become soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines don’t do it for the gratitude. And they certainly don’t do it for the pay. Well, not always. The reasons tens of thousands of our young people sign up for military service…

New Short Stories Now Available!

November is a great month for D.M. Domosea-produced fiction!  I’m excited to announce that two more short stories are officially published and available. First up, my suspense horror short story “Visceral” is now online in Volume 36/63 of Allegory, a Biannual Online Magazine of SF, Fantasy and Horror:

Monthly Mental Munchies: October 2019

Wait…what happened to October? One moment, I’m saying “Ah, I have the entire month to put out Halloween decorations.” And now, here it is the day before Halloween, and we have not a single witch or pumpkin in our house. Shameful. My spouse and I have also agreed to bail on the neighborhood trick-or-treating ritual…

Welcome to Fall!

Welcome to Fall! If you’re in the northern hemisphere (and more specifically in the northern stretch of North America) I think you can safely pull out your scarves, sweaters, and tall leather boots, because I don’t see temps higher than the 70s in the extended forecast.  More leaves cover the ground than they do the…