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January

Unintended consequences

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Yesterday, writer Blair MacGregor posted a really detailed and thoughtful analysis of one of my fight scenes. It’s incredibly gratifying to inspire this level of consideration. I’ve said many times before that I am no Emily Dickinson. I write to … Continue reading

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December

Show me your army – Win an advance copy of JAVELIN RAIN!

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So, I got a box of these the other day. It’s more exciting, in some ways, then actually holding the finished copy of the book in your hand. An Advanced Read Copy (ARC), is the first bound, copyedited version of … Continue reading

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September

You are not crying in the wilderness

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Came home the other day to a letter. It was from a fan (and now a friend) I know from Twitter. We’d traded jokes and thoughts online, but only in the haphazard, passing way of Twitter and Facebook, part of … Continue reading

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September

What it means to be a bully

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I posted earlier about my experience reading Dame Veronica Wedgwood’s The Thirty Years War. As the initial impetus to read it was Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay Wallenstein is Dead, I figured he was up next. I’ve been following Coates’ short work … Continue reading

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August

Show AND Tell – Rules for Writing

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This blog has been a lot of personal ruminations and discussions of day job stuff lately, so I want to talk for a moment about writing craft. A lot of writing blogs are focused on discipline, inspiration and other tangentials, … Continue reading