Julie Oldham Writes

Monthly Archives: June 2018

I just finished reading The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228 by Dick Couch.  Some may wonder if this is a standard read for me, but it is for several reasons.  First, I almost joined the military.  If not for a medical disqualification, I might very be an officer in the Air Force right now.  Second, I have friends and family in the military, so the topic remains of interest. … Read More

Greetings, fair readers! It is a rainy day here, and I’ve been coasting through some revisions.  That process is turning out to be rather dull and long but will make for a better product. Calling it a “revision” may not even be accurate.  Following my March writing class, I’ve basically rewritten vast portions of my novel and added more detail in almost every paragraph.  It makes for a longer, but better, read. … Read More

Last weekend, I took the Short Story Intensive class with Mary Robinette Kowal. This prevented my normal blog update, but I assure you it was worth it! I was most familiar with her due to her work on the Writing Excuses podcast.  If you’re a writer and haven’t tried that out, please do so as it is excellent.  She writes novels and short stories and is also a voice actor and puppeteer. … Read More

I mentioned I read Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan last week, and I loved it.  This explanation may sound strange but bear with me.  With many fantasy novels I read and love, I have a feeling of “oh wow, this is so cool!”  With this novel, I felt more “Crap!  That’s bad!  What will happen next?”  It was a different, but good experience. The Age of Kings is dead . …. Read More

    It is the season for walking!  This is one of the few pretty photos you’ll find here I didn’t snag off of a free photo site.  I took this on a recent morning walk to the park nearby.  No filters were necessary. This week was a little less productive on the novel writing, but I did develop the backstory for a wood elf cleric.  No, I’m not currently involved in… Read More