About Weaver and His Clone

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom.

For the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. (His bio is below the line break.) Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It’s worked out rather well so far.

My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is Insane Cat Gentleman.) I currently spend my time blogging here at North of Andover, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.

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Paul B. Spence (my clone-sibling/twin brother) has his own blog, plus an author website.  This is what he says about himself:

I’m a writer, archaeologist, anthropologist, and geologist.  I currently live in New Mexico, where all the cool kids hang out, with too many cats.  (Is there such a thing?)

Like most authors, I’ve had an eclectic career path.  I’ve worked as a retail gofer, a food service monkey, brute laborer, a rennie, a writer for the RPG industry, and many other rewarding jobs that didn’t pay enough to feed me or my cats.

I really love archaeology, and no, I haven’t found any tombs with ancient evils lurking.  I plan to keep it that way.

I will not dig on Mars, and I will not go to Z’ha’dum.

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My clone-sibling (identical twin) Paul doing anthropologist stuff at Blackwater Draw in Portales, NM.

 

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You probably noticed that Paul and I seem not to have the same surname. Well, there’s a reason for that: Weaver is actually my middle name. If you happen to see both of us at the same time (unlikely, since I’m something of a hermit, but it could happen), I’m the one with longish hair and no goatee.

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14 Responses to About Weaver and His Clone

  1. nancyrae4 says:

    After your response to my paracosm post I knew I’d have to follow you. Fascinating stuff you’ve got here:)

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    • I liked that post. I didn’t know before that there’s a word for an individual’s imaginary world.

      I do tend to blather a lot about mine (as much as some of the people in it allow me to, overly secretive types that they are), but I think it’s good practice for me to write ABOUT my fiction in a way that has to be comprehensible (I hope!) to people who don’t know it, or me, very well.

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  2. Mei-Mei says:

    How have I not been following you before now??

    I understand the editing/proofreading urge. My mom was a newspaper editor in another life. In fact, she just emailed me to say that I had used “entitled” when I meant “titled” in a recent blog post. She did also say she liked the post, at least…

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  3. Laura L. says:

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. This award is for new bloggers who are getting started and have less than 200 followers. It is also to give other new bloggers recognition for their writing and that is what I am doing. So if you would like to participate go to my blog here: http://wtfaioa.wordpress.com/

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    • Thank you, Laura. I’m glad you thought of me when it was your turn to nominate fellow bloggers for this award. I have already received the Liebster Award, though — I just couldn’t get the badge to show up on my blog, which is why few people know about it. I’ll still answer your questions, because I think these are fun. And I’ll try again to get the badge to work. 🙂

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  4. milliethom says:

    I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Your blog is interesting, informative and witty. There is a logo you can put on your blog and a suggestion to do a post about it, if you like. I believe the award is something bloggers do to recognise blogs they like. Please let me know if you accept so I can get things over to you.

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    • Thank you. Yes, I accept. 🙂

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      • milliethom says:

        I’m so pleased you’ve said yes,Thomas. Your blog is really interesing and shows your great sense of humour. Now, I must ask you to email me (millie_thom@hotmail.com) so I can send you the logo/badge to put on your blog. The other two things are not obligatory – it’s up to you. You can simply accept the logo, or you can do a blog post to include seven lovely things about yourself (hitherto not revealed on your blog). You can also nominate 15 other bloggers – or as many as you can – for this award. You can do all three, or just two – whatever. Hope you still go ahead because I’d love to read your seven lovely things!

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  5. D.T. Nova says:

    I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. (I just noticed you already have it displayed in your sidebar, but somehow I missed it when I looked a few minutes ago.)

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  8. Thanks for the follow. Always nice to read the things you write, especially the “glitches.”

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