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.

cover reveal for Paul’s next novel

See it here, on the author’s own blog.  

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…And then this happened.

Paul referred to this as a “triple event”: all three of the older kittens jumped onto him at more-or-less the same time. The kittens love to sit on Paul’s shoulders. It doesn’t matter if he’s standing (as he is in … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going (September 2, 2022), Plus Some Real-Life Stuff

Word count on the Stormriders manuscript is now a bit above 55K. The story has taken a direction that neither the author nor his twin (*waves*) expected: “along the z-axis,” as we’d have said back in the middle of the … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: August 27, 2022

As of yesterday afternoon at five, the word count for Stormriders had reached 48K. (Numbers and whether or not they ought to be spelled out in writing remind me of a joke my dear clone-sibling shared with me a couple … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: August 9, 2022

The Stormriders manuscript is currently just above 39K words. The author does not write standalone stories: As I’ve said before (lots and lots of times, and maybe eventually all the people who enjoy “the Tebrey stories” so much will read … Continue reading

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Cover reveal!

(I want to say something about discussing art while we wait, but… *shrug*) This picture is the not-quite-finished cover for the last book of The Awakening series. I think all that remains to be done with it is the sort … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: July 20, 2022

Sometime this spring/early summer, Paul decided that he needed to make a few adjustments to the manuscript for The Dark Plaza in light of things the characters told him during the writing of the prequel series, so he’s been making … Continue reading

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Foster Kittens

The Trio — Wendy, Tootles, and Mongo — are a bit more than three months old now. They’re such sweethearts… and also such psycho little beasts. Kittens, y’know? The “dust bunnies” are younger than the Trio by about a month. … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch: Word order MATTERS.

I decided to use the original version for this one, because it has a dragon in it. As written, that sentence says the public shoots fireballs. I’m fairly sure they don’t, though. (Look at those people. Do any of them … Continue reading

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‘The word is ANACHRONISM…’

A funny thing happened when my sister-in-law had jury duty. I’ve mentioned before that Grace is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (Some of you reading this may already see the “punchline”…) Well, as it so happens, even … Continue reading

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