Monthly Archives: August 2014

Book Review: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Yet again, sucker that I am, I thought I’d read a book sample and then check the rest out later when I’m not, y’know, busy trying to write a book… Well I fell in and got stuck and now it’s … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Robin Williams. R.I.P.

Well, another piece of my childhood, gone. Thing I liked the most about Robin Williams: he could lift your spirits with an exuberant character, but he could also bring the feels with his delivery. His crinkly moist eyes were hard … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors (#2)

Decided I’d revisit this ace WeWriWa thing today, and showcase a bit of my recent writes. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors! In this scene, … Continue reading

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Writing on the Outside

So, it being a beautiful day, we’ve gone into the city to do some writing out in the world. I’ve also worked out a way for my hero to shaft all the bad guys during the build-up, and a way … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Things, by Stephen Blackmoore

So, I read a book last night and tonight, and it made me want to go back through my story and pump up the emotional volume. It was awesome, reading how well every character responded to the situations, and oh … Continue reading

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Enlisting a Professional Editor, & Late Night Icecream Shopping

I think I read or heard somewhere once that some men have a hard time when their wife is pregnant. I’m having an awesome time of it. I can go to the supermarket, late at night, get one tub of icecream, beep, … Continue reading

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1st Wedding Anniversary Achievement Get!

So, yesterday was one year since I got hitched to my wife. We’re still incubating our ankle-biter for a few more months, so we were free to head into Sydney for dinner, ballet (watching only, though more on my dancing later), and … Continue reading

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1000-word Short Story Challenge fo’ Chuck

So Chuck Wendig over at Terrible Minds challenged his minions to write a one thousand word short, based on one of ten different titles (see his post here). I rolled a nine, so I’m doing “Heaven’s Flood.” Couple of expletives … Continue reading

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When to just delete a whole section of your book

The time has come. The time for serious story surgery. I’m looking at a chapter from much later on in my work, one that hasn’t seen daylight since the first editing run-through of the original write. While most of my … Continue reading

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