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Update: the halfway-through-the-WIP report

There will be an official post about this sometime on Paul’s blog, but I’m impatient, and I want to tell you all my thoughts on how the story is going. Yes, all of them. Or at least all of them … Continue reading

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Not enough coffee in the WORLD for this…

My clone-sibling usually comes home from work during his lunch break. Today, while we were talking about his latest WIP, the conversation shifted to discussion of novels that will be written after this one… He told me he thinks most … Continue reading

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Linking Verbs Are NOT Passive Voice.

Say it loudly for the people in the back:┬áLinking verbs are not passive voice. (Someone on Facebook posted a ridiculous declaration about grammar, so I’m ridiculing it. Besides, the spreading of misinformation annoys the hell out of me, and somebody … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he has a conniption about badly punctuated “dialogue tags.”

Maybe it’s entertaining to see an allegedly grown-ass adult express a strong opinion about something as “trivial” as bad punctuation in a book someone wants him to purchase (“Ain’t you got better things to care about, like getting stupid drunk … Continue reading

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updates to updates

My advice is to ignore any specific announcements from me concerning my brother’s current WIP: until such time as the novel is finished (ready for publication), nothing is set in stone. Just take the inevitable blog posts about word counts … Continue reading

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Writing updates

As of this morning, my clone-sibling Paul has written more than thirty thousand words of the next (and last, I should point out for everyone who won’t even start reading a series until the final book is published) book of … Continue reading

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“Passive voice” does not mean “negative statement,” either.

In anthropology, they’re called post-processualists. I’m sure they’re called something else in discussions of literature, but the mindset is the same: “This is factually true because this is how I feel about it.” (If you’re a sci-fi nerd like me, … Continue reading

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