Category Archives: writing

A birthday both real and ficitonal, plus mini-rants about science and grammar.

Birthday: Y’know how I always say something about birthdays of my “imaginary friends”? Well, tomorrow (June 1) is Hrothgar Tebrey’s birthday. Also his author’s birthday, although obviously they weren’t born in the same year. Or on the same planet. Science … Continue reading

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Stupid concept: ‘How you write a sentence depends on your lung capacity.’

Perhaps the biggest lie anyone has ever told you about commas is that they represent breaths. “Add a comma anywhere you pause to breathe,” is bad advice I see a lot from online “writing experts” and others. I saw it … Continue reading

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Sometimes, against his better judgement, he shares some of his REALLY old writing.

Question: How does a teenaged author fit influences and inspirations from Andre Norton, Robert Silverberg, Roger Zelazny, and Madeleine L’Engle into a short story of fewer than three thousand words? Answer: I’m still trying to figure out how it happened, … Continue reading

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Updates and ramblings: May 15

First things first… My clone has more interesting topics lined up for his blog over the next few weeks, so you really ought to consider following him directly. Today’s post is “Psionics in Science Fiction,” wherein Paul briefly describes another … Continue reading

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link: “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice”

You may want to save it for after you read today’s “Writing Glitch” post, giving your brain a moment to warm up, so to speak, but here’s a mild-mannered and scholarly (but not too scholarly or too mild-mannered) rant against … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he has updates about novels-in-progress.

The reason yesterday’s “Writing Glitch” post was so late is that I didn’t have access to the computer until evening; my clone was using it to work on the next (fourth) Tebrey novel. Just thought you’d want to know that. … Continue reading

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We have cover art for the short story, too.

No, you’re not imagining things. That is my name on the cover of a book, even though I said more than once that it would never happen. The really surprising thing is that I’m still not having an anxiety attack … Continue reading

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