Category Archives: writing

Sometimes, he blogs a stream-of-consciousness about why he doesn’t do NaNo.

(Necessary disclaimer: I’m not disrespecting anyone who does participate in this National November Writing Month thing. However, if you truly think ‘I don’t do this myself’ is the same as ‘If you do this, you’re wrong,’ you can stop reading … Continue reading

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Sometimes, a WIP ties his brain in knots.

[I wrote this months ago, while I was still struggling with expanding the fragment that eventually became the short story “Solitude.” I think the story turned out okay, but I don’t know what readers think of it, because I can’t … Continue reading

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A bored Weaver is a dangerous Weaver: ‘nother idjit/bad “editor” gets their red-penning red-penned.

What can I say? Someone posted a link on a writing forum, and I clicked on the link, and then I was appalled by the bad punctuation on a freelance editor’s web page… And if you’re been following my blog … Continue reading

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The “explanation” mark…

I just read a blog post on why not to use exclamation marks in fiction. The thing is, that blogger called it an explanation mark over and over again (ten times), so it’s not a typo — this idjit thinks … Continue reading

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“Unusual”? Please define…

Am I the only one whose mind goes blank when someone asks, “So… what are you good at?” or any variation on this theme? It’s like writing a curriculum vitae, which is Latin for why you should hire me. (Just … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding Through Keen Fashion Sense :-)

TL;DR version: This post is about brainstorming (and research to support that brainstorming) a single aspect of worldbuilding for a fantasy (or sci-fi, because some of the general concepts apply)  story. If you have no interest in 1) worldbuilding as … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he shares an excerpt from a short story.

From “Solitude” (by Thomas Weaver & Paul B. Spence) I slept in someone’s tool shed on a pile of canvas sacking, that first night after I made my escape. I didn’t think I was entirely safe, but… safe enough, surely. … Continue reading

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