Writing Tests

Monday, September 18, 2017

A while back I talked about one of the questions I ask myself to make sure I’m on the right track, and that’s the Doctor McCoy test.  Sometimes…

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Appendix N and Fantasy Exploration

Friday, August 25, 2017

While I’d been introduced to fantasy fiction when my mom read me The Hobbit, it was Dungeons & Dragons that sent me exploring for more of it. Appendix…

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Previews

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Yesterday I got to see some thumbnail sketches of covers for my upcoming novel, and I have to tell you, that was pretty cool. This book is starting…

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Book on the Way

Monday, July 31, 2017

My posts may be a little spare in the coming weeks as I put pedal to the metal and start revision of the first novel of my new trilogy…

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Novel Writing and Pulp

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hocking sent me a link to a site the other day that might be of interest to a lot of my regular visitors — although as I live…

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Pacing and Drafting

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Following up on my post about the strengths of hardboiled fiction I come to the strengths of some of these old historicals. I’m about halfway through Gardner Fox’s…

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Pulp and Sundry

Monday, May 8, 2017

I do like to write quickly and to be able to report vast thousands of words written, but as I think I mentioned, for me at least that…

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Word Count Musings & Hardboiled Thoughts

Friday, May 5, 2017

As I’ve only just now finished the final story in The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories, I’m moving the official discussion of it out another week so…

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Resolution

Friday, April 14, 2017

A few weeks ago I sat down and resolved to examine my life a little. This may sound a bit grimmer than I’ve been feeling, but here it…

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Behind the Scenes

Friday, April 7, 2017

A few weeks ago Paizo’s James Sutter asked me to draft an essay about my newest Pathfinder novel, Through the Gate in the Sea. It ended up being…

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