Category Archives: Writing

The Joys of Writing: Learning From My Mistakes

This year, my second novel – The Dame was a Tad Polish – is coming out. That I can say “second novel” still feels surreal. When Pro Se Press published The City of Smoke & Mirrors two years ago, it … Continue reading

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Write to the Cover Volume One is now available!

Have you ever seen the episode of Deep Space Nine called Far Beyond the Stars? The episode shows Captain Sisko imagining himself as a pulp writer in the 50s. In one part of the episode, the editor handed out various pieces … Continue reading

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Fiction Friday: Matrimony

Most of my writing is totally on the fly with little planning. When I write, it’s with a rough sketch in my head and little else. This especially goes for my writing form, which is basically whatever goes down on … Continue reading

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Friday Fiction: I am Jack’s Irrelevant Title (The Continuing Story of Raymond K. Hessel)

Here’s an interesting one that I’d forgotten about. When I’d returned to university in the early 00s ( the naughts? Do people call it that?), I took Introduction to English 1006, taught by John Muise. I really should write about John … Continue reading

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My Flying Dream

For years, I’ve had something of a re-occurring dream. Not every night, unfortunately, but every once in awhile, I’ll have my favourite dream: a flying one. When I started having them, I was only able to leap a few feet … Continue reading

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The Joys of Writing: On Responding to Criticism

I’ve seen some authors liken their work to raising a baby. You work on it for so long, help make it the best it can be, then send it off into the world to sink or swim. Sure, you can do … Continue reading

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A Doug the Troll Memorium

For Christmas this past year, I got a new gaming PC. It’s been…magical. For years, I’ve only used laptops and netbooks. Handy for writing or school work; not so much for gaming. They ran most indie games, but even then, … Continue reading

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The Joys of Writing: A Description of Dilbert Pinkerton

Recently, I contacted an artist friend to about drawing an artist profile of Dill. It’s to get the right look and details for a plushie designer my girlfriend contacted for a Christmas gift for me. Honestly, this was an interesting … Continue reading

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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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Amazon, Hachette, and flaming bullshit

Originally posted on Jay Kristoff – Literary Giant:
. Beautiful people, a moment of your time, if you will. I won’t bang on at length about this (there are many who will), but there’s some important stuff you should be…

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