Monthly Archives: October 2012

Reading Joe Abercrombie

ShareTweet My author-friend Keith Blackmore has been telling me about this guy for pretty much as long as I’ve known him, and I finally sat down to read The Blade Itself in June (audiobook format). I read the entire First … Continue reading

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Continuing my new approach to draft

ShareTweet I think I sometimes put up a headline that just sounds fun to me. Maybe this post will be something about that. Due to an unknown as of two weeks ago, yet quite necessary, safety inspection for our house’s … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

ShareTweet Aside from a couple freelance projects I have to edit this month, October has been kind of a quiet month for writing. Nosamae Ascending is still out for beta reads until the end of November, and I’m not even … Continue reading

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Distractomania

ShareTweet I’m in a bout of distractomania, but in a good way. Yesterday, of course, and it’s even on my calendar, I forgot to write this blog. ¬†Weeeeeel, I set up the computer to brainstorm for it, and then started … Continue reading

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Returning to Frankenstein

ShareTweet One of the wisest things I ever read in Writers’ Digest as a young man went “The problem with all these excellent new books is they keep us from reading all the excellent old books.” I can’t remember who … Continue reading

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The clearing of the mind

ShareTweet I’m still in the process of unpacking (this may take several months), and in light of the new distance from my house to my lady’s work, I come down to the WriterHouse in Charlottesville most mornings from about 8:30 … Continue reading

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The Lure of Fantasy

ShareTweet I have read fantasy my whole life. I’ve read the good and bad, the classic and contemporary, the creative and the derivative, the light and the dark. It’s certainly not the only genre I consume, but I definitely consume … Continue reading

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When it’s time to call a professional

ShareTweet I’ve never dallied with plumbing before; I have not plumbed. Once I unscrewed a plastic pipe under a sink to remove carrot and potato peelings, and even remembered to put a bucket under it so water wouldn’t drip over … Continue reading

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This Are Serious Genre

ShareTweet At CONvergence a few years back I attended a panel discussing the role of science fiction in our literary tradition. The panelists included a couple college professors who taught English classes on science fiction, so it wasn’t entirely made … Continue reading

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