Stephanie Shaver

Sometimes Writer Always Extremely Online

About Me

Hello, my name is Steph. I’ve been writing and publishing since 1988 and I’ve been in the games industry since 1996. I wrote a little bit more on the About Me page. This is my sometimes-updated website. Enjoy.


  • suddenly!

    More writing. I’d say about 800 words worth. So there. Continue reading

  • quickie

    We’re getting the basement fixed, which means I had to go through boxes of books that I realized I will never read again and add them to an ever-growing Goodwill pile. Mike snagged a couple s-f titles I had on hand, because he is that flavor of geek. I am keeping mostly things I consider… Continue reading

  • slight overkill

    I’m teaching myself Microsoft Project (because I’m nuts, that’s why), and I’m contemplating building a project plan for a novel. Of course, I’m an idiot if I think building a plan is a guarantee of finishing anything. It’s just another trap to fall into if you aren’t careful. Mainly, I want to do it to… Continue reading

  • into chapter four

    Synopsis-wise, that is. Something interesting. I am amused. And also about to pass out. Them sleepy thingies they make me take sure do work fastzzzzz…. Continue reading

  • motif of the borderlands

    A motif has emerged in this early synopsis, which is always nice.  I accredit it to borderland creativity — the stray thoughts that wander through my head right before sleep.  90% of borderland creativity is crap, but every now and then something emerges and sticks. In technology news, I have found that the laptop is… Continue reading

  • not gonna say it

    Is it possible I have found a good opening line? It’s possible. But these things are mutable. And I’m still synopsisisising. Continue reading

  • outlining

    Well, synopsis…is…ing…. Which comes before the outlining. Ummmm. Yeah. I’m toying with a lot of ideas, but know I ultimately need to fix on a few pillars to address. Pretty sure what at least one of those is. Just not saying it. My, what a helpful post! So, writing? Yes. Just can’t say what until… Continue reading

  • New Site, New Design

    Well, I did it.  I installed WordPress and tweaked the hell out of the default template.  It works in IE and Firefox.  If you aren’t running those and it looks like ass, I apologize, but oh well. Other blog will be going down shortly and redirecting here. I should note that I have been writing,… Continue reading

  • brain pimple

    ::pokes brain:: ::ideas squirt out:: ….ewwwwww. Still working out ideas. I’m giving each story its time. Outlines starting in a week or so, due to hijinks with birthdays and V-Day and so on. Continue reading

  • what now?

    That’s what I always ask myself after every completed project. Okay. What now? I did a leisurely cruise through my old (1 year+) story starts and…I love three of them. Possibly even four. I can’t write three (four) novels at once, though, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last ten years, it’s… Continue reading