Farewell, Something Lovely

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I swear I didn’t plan this. I was recently contacted by my old friend, the talented Fraser Ronald, who’s launched a Kickstarter for a collection of hardboiled sword-and-sorcery…

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More on Noir

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Yesterday I mentioned how wonderful I found the Spartacus TV show. Today I’m confessing that I finally got around to reading Raymond Chandler’s first Phillip Marlowe novel, The…

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The First Day

Thursday, January 2, 2014

And so it begins. Arbitrary designation or not, it’s one noted by human society, and the New Year is a good chance to pause for personal reflection. I…

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The Day After

Thursday, December 26, 2013

With the children off for a few days, I plan on spending some time gaming or playing music or watching movies with them, although, old as they are,…

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Writing Conference Scenes

Friday, December 13, 2013

When you’re writing a scene where characters discuss the plan — no matter if it’s how to pull off the heist or how to save the ship, or…

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On Dialogue Tags PLUS Bells for the Dead

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The fourth of four parts of my short story, “Bells for the Dead,” is now live over at the Paizo site. You can find the whole thing by…

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Bells for the Dead

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I’ve either been very busy doing family things or very busy relaxing for the last few days, so I’ve made no time for updates even though I’ve got…

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Leveling Up

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Look at that — part 2 of my 4-part short story, featuring Lisette from Stalking the Beast, just went live. I hope you’ll drop by and take a…

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Three

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Three quick things today, as I’m picking up more and more speed on the current project and don’t want to step away from it for too long. First,…

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More on Character Strengths and Weaknesses

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

As long as we’re on the subject of reading outside the genre, I want to point once more to an excellent, excellent essay about the structure of adventure…

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