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.

And now for something more lighthearted…

[Originally posted as “Sometimes, he looks at fan art and has conniptions.”] This art rant is brought to you by Too Much Caffeine and by the letters W, T, and F.   However, no actual conniptions were had. I did something … Continue reading

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Re-post: “Warning: Harsh Sarcasm Ahead” (plus additional tirading)

The original post dates back to August, 2014. A comment I saw today (May 13, 2022) on a blog post about writing certain types of antagonists is what reminded me of this post, and it seems like the sort of … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: April 19, 2022

Current word count on the current WIP is exactly 47, 416. Also, the first eight chapters of The Dark Plaza (this could still be just a working title, so don’t get mad at me if it’s published as something else) … Continue reading

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The “kitten’s” birthday

Today is Logan’s birthday. He’s three years old. This is what he looked like when he first moved in with us:   This is basically what he looks like now (except maybe even bigger): There’s a reason why his nickname … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: April 8, 2022

Word count for the WIP is now forty thousand (40,000). One of the main threads in the story is currently dealing with a lot of “normal life” stuff, exactly the sort of thing the author usually doesn’t write about. It’s … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: April 3, 2022

The first thing my twin said to me on Friday: “I dreamed about the apocalypse.” Fiction writers’ conversations must sound really weird to people who don’t know they’re talking about fiction. I don’t know the word count on the WIP … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: March 27, 2022

On Friday afternoon, word count for book three of this series was approximately 12, 200. The last scene the author read to us — cut short, alas, because he’d run out of time — was tremendously fun to hear, although … Continue reading

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Peril, a Daring Rescue, and Something About a Coffee Mug

Word count for book three is now above five thousand. (So much for Paul’s declaration, after finishing book two, that he was going to take a short break from writing. A few days ago, he commented that if he wrote … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: March 22, 2022

The first draft of book two is now done; word count is 94, 127. We’ll have pizza for dinner tonight to celebrate, of course. 🙂 Two down, and three to go… Paul will be announcing the series title, plus the … Continue reading

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Sometimes, his clone-sibling has a new blog post.

Link: Still alive and writing! Paul says, “At the winter solstice, I got the idea of writing a prequel series about Drake […].”  

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