The Perfect Pocket Writing Notebook: Review 2

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This week I’m reviewing the Picadilly Essential Notebook. If you want to take a closer look at my criteria (starting with the fact that all of the pocket notebooks…

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The Perfect Pocket Writing Notebook: Review 1

Monday, May 18, 2015

I’ve previously written about the reasons I find pocket notebooks useful, and my criteria for judging what makes one ideal. With all that in mind, from time-to-time I’m going…

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The Perfect Pocket Writing Notebook, Part 2: Criteria

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

As I mentioned in part 1, I think a pocket writing notebook is a vital tool for a writer, or at least for THIS writer, and I’m detailing…

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The Perfect Pocket Writing Notebook, Part 1: Purpose

Monday, May 4, 2015

Writers write; they don’t just compose when it’s convenient for them, when the stars are in alignment, or when they happen to be sitting in front of their…

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Rabbit Holes and Writing Notebooks

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Most of us can be defined in part by our obsessions, those things we’ve spent immense amounts of our lives practicing or researching or observing or collecting. The older we get, the…

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Return to The Desert of Souls

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Every once in a while nice surprises float up from the ‘net. I just read an enthusiastic new review of The Desert of Souls from a mystery review…

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Sword & Sorcery Musings

Monday, March 30, 2015

It seems that all I do with my writing anymore these days is revise. Back when I was writing in my teens and twenties I used to just…

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On Conan and Writing

Monday, March 16, 2015

Following on a great post by Fletcher Vredenburgh about Karl Edward Wagner’s Bran Mak Morn novel (over at Black Gate), I decided to update my own post on Conan pastiche….

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Writing Updates

Monday, February 16, 2015

I’m still learning, and that’s good. It means I’m not dead. Yes, my new outlining method has really helped speed my writing process along, but I’ve still ended…

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Parallel Stories

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I first experimented with parallel story structure when I wrote Plague of Shadows for Paizo’s Pathfinder series. In that book, I’d occasionally flash back in time fifteen years…

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