Category: Writing

Bookisodes

I’m part of a thing. Some writer friends and I are setting up a digital version of the nickle novel, but no nickle needed. Wanted? Yes. We love nickles. Or dollar bills. Mostly cups of coffee or tea. But you don’t need to. Bookisodes… Continue Reading “Bookisodes”

The Trials of Writing

Writing is a multitasking sport and I’m failing hard on it. Why, you ask? Because here is my massively neglected blog. My other blog, tied implicitly to my novels, is just as neglected. This needs to change. I’ve been doing a great job of… Continue Reading “The Trials of Writing”

The Power of Names

Watch Dogs was flat for me. It was in Chicago, a city I enjoy visiting and I think is beautiful, but it felt flat. I couldn’t figure out why. Is it because I’ve been there? Is it because they have such small segments of… Continue Reading “The Power of Names”

Villains or the Egg

I watched Captain America: Civil War again last night. There’s an interesting concept in any of the super hero movies. Do villains appear because the heroes amped up the power level? For the history of comics, this is true. Superman existed uncontested. He stopped meteors,… Continue Reading “Villains or the Egg”

Embrace the magic of the world

I see more and more that magic is simply science in a time that doesn’t understand it. This bothers me. When did we disband magic as the whimsy, unpredictable, difficult to control, and beautiful work of art that it should be? When did we… Continue Reading “Embrace the magic of the world”

Writing is Work

A man wrote on one of the Facebook groups I follow that he has recently taken up writing. He bought the how to write books, he’s been looking into what’s required, and he finally stated it’s frustratingly tedious. At that point, he just decided… Continue Reading “Writing is Work”

It is finished (for now)

The first rewrite of G’desh is finished. This is what I will use as my actual copy for editing. The original manuscript was hurried, ill formed, and brutal, being a few words over 50,000. It was my NaNo, and I quickly outpaced what I… Continue Reading “It is finished (for now)”

Precipice of Terror

I stand here on a ledge. I’ve stood here before. The novel is nearly complete. With three chapters and a epilogue staring me in the face, all I can think is, “this is the end. Today is the day.” It took two months to do… Continue Reading “Precipice of Terror”

This chapter should be bigger

I finished my chapter last night, feeling euphoric. I killed someone and it felt really good. You’ll know when you read it. All my notes are on a yellow legal pad, so I took out my fortune telling machine and looked ahead so I… Continue Reading “This chapter should be bigger”

G’desh: Part Three Begins!

The other week I breached part three of my story. Each part is the turning point of a major event that changes the course of history. Half of the story happens in part three. There will be twenty chapters, plus an epilogue. I am… Continue Reading “G’desh: Part Three Begins!”