Catching Up

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It felt very, very nice to turn over the draft of my new Paizo novel Sunday afternoon. I’ve titled it Beyond the Pool of Stars, but I don’t…

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Getting Near the End

Thursday, June 12, 2014

So I finally wrote The End on the bottom of my rough draft of my next book last night. I’ll spend the next week putting a polish on…

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Racing for the End

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I used to think that being a writer was glamorous, but now I realize it mostly consists of me staring at a computer screen and typing. Or pacing…

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Firefly Rewatch

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I’m still deep in draft and revision mode, but I wanted to mention that our family has been re-watching the Firefly series now that the kids are old enough…

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Gaining Pathfinder Steam

Friday, May 16, 2014

Yesterday I finally turned the corner on the new Pathfinder novel I’m writing. My writing process means that I go on with a very detailed plan, then write the book…

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On Resistance and Writing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I spend an awful lot of time talking about Resistance on this site, at least as Steven Pressfield defines it in The War of Art. Here’s another look…

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Genre Prejudice

Friday, March 28, 2014

It’s a lot easier for me to be generous about other genres than it used to be. I’m trying to decide if that has something to do with…

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The Business of Writing: Joining the Community

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I spoke to some creative writing students at a local university a while ago and I tried to tell them something it took me a long time to…

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The Skill of Asking

Friday, March 14, 2014

This morning I’m turning my blog over to the talented Suzanne Church. I was first introduced to Suzanne in 2011 at DragonCon by John O’Neill, and found her…

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Self-Sabotage is Easier than Writing

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A lot of writers I know are pretty good at self-sabotage. It’s not that writing is hard, exactly, except that it is. Physical labor and exercise isn’t required,…

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