Category Archives: Writing Resources

Some We Eat and Some We Keep

As I mentioned earlier, my story “Some We Eat and Some We Keep” was published earlier this year in the second issue of Robot and Raygun. The issue can be purchased via Amazon. However, if you just want to read my story, it is now available as a free read on the Robot and Raygun […]

Sin and Toil in On Spec Magazine

My story “Sin and Toil” is now available in the latest issue of On Spec Magazine! You can buy the print copy (or subscribe!) here or check out their ebook version here.

The OTHER Solution in Game Design

The Other Solution For the most part throughout my Lazy Designer series I focus on what I believe is the right way to implement particular design tasks. Based on my experience I have a recipe book, so to speak, of design solutions to specific problems. Throughout the books I make reference to these. The other […]

Amazon Quarterfinals

Last week I mentioned my novels “The Pool” had made it to the quarterfinals in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Contest. Now the excerpt I submitted is available for anybody to read and review, for free. If you are interested, I’d appreciate you taking a look at it. http://www.amazon.com/The-Pool-2014-ABNA-Entry-ebook/dp/B00JOU2GBI The editors from Publishers Weekly make the decision […]

Story Review and an Amazon Update

SOME WE EAT I stumbled across the following review for my story “Some We Eat and Some We Keep” which appeared in the second issue of Robots and Rayguns: “And Brent Knowles unique style was also awesome….reminded me of Blade Runner for some reason, which is great! I can see Philip K. Dick in him […]

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award & A Story Published

A few notes to pass on for today: 1. My story “Some We Eat and Some We Keep” was just published in Issue #2 of Robot and Raygun. 2. I’ve made it past the first cut in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, which is exciting (it means my pitch was well received). I also still […]

Contributor Copies

This was suppose to go up a couple days ago, but I was busy, so here you go. One of the cooler moments in writing is when you receive a contributor copy. Given that much of what I sell now is sold to online magazines, I’m not getting quite so many print copies as I […]

Word Goals

For those of you who stop into this blog but are really only interested in Lazy Designer news, you can subscribe directly at the new Lazy Designer site. This replaces the old “Lazy” mailing list and I have already transitioned those who had signed up there. If you sign up you should receive, via e-mail, […]

Lazy Designer…

I’ve been working on several Unity projects, none of them are “real games”, just continuations of prototype work. I wanted to see how deploying the web version of Unity went and ran into some snags last week. Ultimately I needed to extract the kid’s game I was working on from the project that had all […]

Read Some Oomph – New Anthology Available

This anthology contains my story ‘Great White’. Table of contents: “Hat Trick” – Beth Cato “Power Line Dreams” – A.J. Fitzwater “Exact Change” – Christine Morgan and Lucas Williams “Short Circuit” – Kirstie Olley “Random Play All and the League of Awesome” – Shane Halbach “The Writing is On the Wall” – Brian Milton “The […]