Author Archives: Thomas Weaver

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. 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 eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.

Writing/Editing Advice for the Day

Don’t consult an editor who uses the word literally to mean not literally. I just read a blog post in which the blogger, someone who feels he has ‘found his niche’ as a giver of ‘expert’ advice on writing/publishing, tells … Continue reading

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(forget)

(I couldn’t come up with an actual title for this post, so you’ll have to be content with the working title/label I used originally.) …So there was a blog post, and although it contained some stuff certainly worth considering if … Continue reading

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Copyright “Trivia” and Stupid People

Apparently it’s a little-known fact that no one does or can own commonplace words that have been in common use for centuries… My sister-in-law has been doing artistic stuff with branch heraldry for the Society for Creative Anachronism, and then … Continue reading

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Reblog: “Should You Write Every Day?”

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Gregory S. Close’s science fantasy novel Greyspace is now on KindleVella

He’s not actually doing this to bribe us (my clone-sibling and I), but there was at one time a deal struck that we’d finish “that novel” if he finished Greyspace… No wonder he asked me just a couple days ago … Continue reading

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Editing status: boss fight

I’m about two-thirds of the way through the manuscript, at least. I would have had this one done months ago, but various real-life circumstances (mostly health problems) got in the way of me even working on it. (You know me: … Continue reading

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I should have just watched the damn movie…

[I started writing this post more than a month ago, in early May. There’s a longer version — yes, really — that’s still a work-in-progress, but today seems like a good day to share at least part of it.] Back … Continue reading

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In case you need a laugh today

Something funny my clone-sibling just told me… Scientists have decoded the signal from Alpha Centauri: “We’ve been trying to reach you about your extended auto warranty…”

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Announcement about “that novel” (*)

Friends, we have artwork: If you’ve read Paul’s previous novels, you may recall the Amundsen being mentioned in The Madness Engine. Here are a couple of paragraphs from that portion of the novel: One of the towers stood empty, but … Continue reading

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(office kitty)

Another old post, but everyone likes to see cute cat photos, right? I also just realized that I never shared any of the photos Grace took of IttyBitty while all the cats were spending a few hours in Paul’s office … Continue reading

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