meet the new frostbite one.

So I got to upgrade the long-in-the-tooth Dogevan last week. I was briefly flirting with the idea of downsizing and going with a Mazda5 or a Mistubishi Outlander, based on their ability to serve as a six- and seven-seater respectively in a pinch. In the end, however, I decided on getting…another Grand Caravan. Here’s the […]

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writer blog hop.

My friend Claire tagged me in a blog hop. The idea is to have a bunch of  writers answer questions about their work and then tag other writers to participate. I don’t have anyone to tag, but if any of you shifty writer folk reading this want to take up the baton and run with […]

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that poor automobile.

This one will make the automotive nerds flinch: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” totaled at Mille Miglia. That’s a million dollars’ worth of Teutonic sheet steel turned into scrap metal, and they’re not making any more of those. The Gullwing is an automotive classic, one of the most desirable cars in the world, and it 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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new paperless typewriter.

That’s the new word-banger-outer here in the Castle Frostbite Novel Factory, a 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display. (I usually work longhand and then transcribe stuff every chapter or so, but the current deadline means that I have to skip a step and write straight on the computer.) I had a MacBook Air last year, […]

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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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