Category Archives: Writing

Writer People #1: The Prosaic/Poetic Info Dump Technique

Today, I’m working on the Boston Story that I drafted as part of NaNoWriMo. It’s an urban-fantasy-time-travel epic that demands far more world building than anything I’ve ever done. It’s a pain in the ass. It starts off as an … Continue reading

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Adrian McKinty on Bee Candy:

“…a gorgeous, heartfelt, bittersweet novel of love and grief and the possibility of redemption.” I’ve mentioned McKinty’s Forsythe trilogy, and reviewed his novel Falling Glass here on the blog. (I’ll be writing up my review for The Cold Cold Ground soon, but … Continue reading

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A Paean to Anticipation

I love feeling hungry to write. Coming off of a second draft of one project that needs a lot of work, getting ready to dive back in and finish another project’s first draft, I’ve been poised on a pleasant precipice of expectation. … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Read an eBook Today

10. Instant gratification. Discover a title you’re dying to start? Standing in a long line with nothing to read? Whip out your smartphone, browse, and download. You’ll have what you’re craving in seconds. 9. You do not have to choose … Continue reading

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Winner

Hit 50,000 words on Partying with the Elder Gods, my Boston novel, on November 29th. Now I just have to complete the current draft of V so I can finish it.

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NaNoWriMo Rules

NaNoWriMo is a damn good excuse to get my priorities in order. Therefore I’ve created the following list of rules to keep myself focused on writing. Rule 1: My daily goal is 2000 words, period. For me first drafts are all fun … Continue reading

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Love That Durty Water

No, Boston’s not my home, but it wasn’t Ed Cobb’s either, and he wrote the song. Two years ago I spent a fairly epic six hours in the city. From the wharf jumping Merrow men, to the Denver hatin’ Cincinnati prison … Continue reading

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