Pedal to the Paizo

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I have lots of cool things on my radar, but my blog is apt to be quiet for a bit. There are only a few weeks left before…

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Step One

Monday, March 4, 2013

I had been writing fantasy and science fiction for years before it finally dawned on me that if I was really serious about it I really ought to…

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Invocation of the Muses

Thursday, February 14, 2013

One of Steven Pressfield’s main topics of focus in The War of Art is the fight against what he calls Resistance — the unrelenting struggle a writer faces…

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Plague of Titles

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I thought I’d pen a quick note just so everyone knew I was still alive. There’s a lot of activity here at Jones central, and some of it…

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Pulp Virtues

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about some of the treasures I had in the form of one-of-a-kind pulp adventure books. In amongst the mad rush of…

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Filling the Notebook

Friday, December 7, 2012

Well, I finally did it. Usually I fill up one of my Paperblanks notebooks in one year, but this time it took a year and a half. The…

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The Next Big Thing

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A couple of weeks ago my friend Violette Malan invited me to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Series, which would involve my answering a set of…

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Harold Lamb’s Adventure Fiction

Monday, November 5, 2012

In discussion of my influences I always mention the writer Harold Lamb, but it’s a sad truth that he’s still little known today. That wasn’t always true. A…

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Counting Down

Monday, October 29, 2012

In the next few weeks I’ll be receiving my copies of The Bones of the Old Ones. It’s one thing to hold the advanced reader’s copy. It’s another…

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Music to Write of Arabia

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I’ve held various career plans over the years, beginning with my ambition to be a double-nought spy, a starship captain, or another Beatle. I also wanted to be…

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