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 six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.

Another well-reasoned tirade AGAINST ‘Thou Shalt Not Use Adverbs!’

This is an old (from 2017!) tirade against the anti-adverb nonsense so common in “internet wisdom” on writing, and I’d somehow forgotten to share it before, so…  The most common argument I’ve seen against the use of adverbs (*) amounts … Continue reading

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Kitten (and Cat) Photos

These are from the beginning of June: cat photos!    

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Updates: end of May

Question: What is both cute and scary? Answer: Eleven kittens. Smudge’s three half-sisters had their kittens in the same week, and there are now eleven small kittens — plus their moms — living in our back yard: three “tuxedo” kittens, … Continue reading

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They Can Dance If They Want To…

If you think one of the best things about the 80s song “Safety Dance” is the medieval clothing worn by everyone in the video… If you’ve already watched literally every funny cat/dog/bird video online, and now you don’t know what … Continue reading

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A quartet of “writing glitches” to entertain and inform

I haven’t had any “Writing Glitch” posts lately, so today I decided to do something about that. Let’s get the really ugly one out of the way first: I’ll ignore the ampersand, because this glitch was a Tweet, and it … Continue reading

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Paul’s latest novel is now available for pre-order.

From my clone-sibling’s blog: This is much different from my other works. […] It is a mostly-contemporary slow-build thriller. It is not obviously connected to my other works. Not obviously. (For the record, I think the connection is obvious, but … Continue reading

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We’re celebrating the kitten’s birthday today.

This was Logan back in the middle of June, 2019: …and this is Logan now, at one year old: His hobbies include napping in cardboard boxes, chittering loudly at sparrows and finches outside the kitchen window, and shoving fake mice … Continue reading

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FREE sci-fi novel, plus a bit about WIPs.

Last week, I got to read about twenty thousand words of my clone-sibling’s WIP (well, one of them: he’s working on three different novels right now), the sequel to Project Brimstone (working title, Stormriders). And I gotta tell you, anyone … Continue reading

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Another free sci-fi novel from author Paul B. Spence

Of course you were expecting this one: it’s the sequel to last week’s free novel. Read. Enjoy. Wait impatiently/eagerly for the third book to be free sometime next week… 🙂              

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FREE sci-fi novel: limited-time offer

So there’s this sci-fi anthor named Paul B. Spence (my “clone-sibling”/identical twin), and he’s decided that as a way of helping people who are isolated due to this virus thing, he’s gonna offer his novel The Remnant for free, from … Continue reading

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