hey, look. it’s july already.

Wow, will you look at that calendar? Seems like we’re a week into July already.  I’m still writing on the third Frontlines novel, which was TECHNICALLY DUE LAST MONTH. Erm. Let us not speak of this right now and continue on to other subjects. (I’ll be done soon, I promise.) Team Munchkin Wrangler just got […]

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godzilla is the mongoose.

Brilliant new friend Erica has a blog post up on the new Godzilla film, expanding on the highly intriguing theory she put forth at the Supersecret Writing Retreat: Godzilla (2014) is actually a shot-for-shot remake of Kipling’s Rikki-Tikki Tavi. (Obvious spoiler warning.) I fully endorse and support Erica’s interpretation. It just makes total and absolute sense. […]

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i done did a writing retreat.

I got back from my super-secret writing retreat late Saturday night, and now it’s back to work in the regular office in the back of the house, with no company except for the dogs. For an introvert, I sure like being around my friends. A few related bullet points: The Bose noise-cancelling earbuds are completely […]

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meanwhile, over at kat’s place.

My friend Katrina does a recurring blog feature called Prime Writing, and the latest installment features some dorky dude who wrote a novel about spaceships and stuff: http://www.katrinaarcher.com/journal/2013/06/24/prime-writing-marko-kloos/ You may want to check it out. Said dorky dude talks a bit about his novel and how it came about.

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a shack of one’s own.

Neil Gaiman has one. Roald Dahl had one. So did Mark Twain, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Virginia Woolf, and a bunch of other famous inkslingers. I am, of course, talking about a writing shed. The idea for one (or the obsession with it, however you want to look at it) has been firmly planted […]

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