Category Archives: Dilbert Pinkerton

The Joys of Writing: Characters Taking Over

While I’m blanking on any names off hand, I’ve read interviews from writers where they discussed a character taking over. That character will surprise them, throw a wrench into the works, or do something so unexpected and yet totally in … Continue reading

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Pro Se Presents: The Podcast!

http://prosepodcast.libsyn.com/pro-se-presents-the-podcast-nick-piers-author-of-city-of-smoke-and-mirrors-a-dill-mystery Pro Se Press’ head honcho, Tommy Hancock had me on his podcast recently. We discussed The City of Smoke & Mirrors, my influences and inspirations, the writing process, and whether there’s a Dill/Don Komodo BDSM slash fiction out there … Continue reading

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Bump in the Road – Part 7: Epilogue

(Bump in the Road is a multi-part story detailing my attempts to get into wrestling school and the wrestling business. Part 1 discusses my growing up on wrestling and some brief backyard wrestling. Part 2 dives into my brief time in Halifax, Nova Scotia and … Continue reading

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Pinkerton by Name, Armadillo by Nature

Originally posted on Superhero Novels:
Like whiskey, we like our hardboiled fiction neat. And the same goes for our superhero fiction too. We prefer the real thing to parody, caricature, or homage. Straight no chaser, as they say. And that’s…

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The Joys of Writing: Research

Any writer worth their salt has said in interviews that research is an important aspect of their writing process. Many acknowledgements mention countless people that have helped a writer in their research. Greg Rucka, for example, name drops several reliable … Continue reading

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Eastman & Laird

Some years ago, one of my professors at York University read the first two chapters of The City of Smoke & Mirrors. When someone asked him what he did on the weekend, he said, “Well, I read something very interesting. It had … Continue reading

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Agnes Garbowska

Another Toronto Wizard World 2011 sketch. This time, by Agnes Garbowska, who I discovered when I was in line to talk with Francis Manapul. She had a table next to his and I spotted that she did free sketches. How … Continue reading

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Sinj, aka: ThatJokerGuy

Sinj was one of the artists I met at Toronto Wizard World in 2011. He really stood out for me because he was dressed as the Joker. From what I understand, he does this at every convention. It’s certainly a … Continue reading

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Book Review & Interview

One thing I’m learning hard and fast is how hard it is to get your name out there as a new author, especially a new author with their first book. About a month ago, I added to a Bleeding Cool … Continue reading

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Marcus To

Another Dill sketch that I procured at Toronto Wizard World in 2011. This one’s by Marcus To, known best for his two-year run on Red Robin, a DC pre-reboot DC series. In terms of size and girth, To probably nailed … Continue reading

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