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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Outlining, Part 2

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Back in August of 2013 I discussed my new outlining approach in depth. At the time I wasn’t sure how useful I’d find it in the long run,…

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Primeval Thule

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I haven’t signed up for as many kickstarters in the last few months, primarily because I haven’t had any big book checks in the last few months. (That’s…

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Victory is Mine!

Friday, January 17, 2014

I am extremely pleased to announce that I’ve just signed a book deal with Paizo for two new Pathfinder novels. Just a few months back I was finishing…

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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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