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“Who knows what weirdness lurks in the minds of fiction writers…?”

Just about the first thing my twin said to me today was, “I had a weird dream last night. Some sort of combination of Avengers and a spy thriller” [at this point, I was still thinking, It could just be … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, in the Land of Enchantment…

Y’know how some movie quotes are so… adaptable? Like, they can either be used as-is or, with only minor changes, be warped into whatever a situation calls for? The following is derived from a bit of dialogue in the movie … Continue reading

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Sometimes, he REALLY enjoys editing… but it does weird things to his brain.

In case you’re wondering, I’m almost halfway through editing The Sleeping and the Dead. No, I’m not getting so caught up in the story that I forget to correct the occasional punctuation glitch, and I’m trying to keep the jokes … Continue reading

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Thoughts, observations, and a rant or two… plus something about how my clone-sibling’s novel is going

I’m not sure why I’m thinking of this now… Probably something to do with the start of “cedar fever” season in this part of the country. (Or maybe it’s Jon’s fault — you know how fictional people can be sometimes.) … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch 913

Today’s glitch: Um… What? Memories don’t have a look, nor can anyone tell what someone’s memories are just by looking at the person. (Even mindreaders have to read minds to get that sort of information.) The first sentence can be … Continue reading

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Spoiler: Lt. Close dies in book four.

Made ya look, didn’t I? *wicked grin* No, to the best of my knowledge, the author has no plans to kill off Lt. Close in this or any novel. (Although, should the person after whom this character is named want … Continue reading

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“The One True Millennial…”

My brother told me to write this post (so it’s sort of his fault). Backstory: A few days ago, Paul was re-reading a novel whose title I can’t tell you here because of… well, let’s say easily confused proper nouns. … Continue reading

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something about dinosaurs and obscure fiction-reference humor

One more thing today… This is about a weird idea my twin had because of a scene in Roger Zelazny’s novel Nine Princes in Amber. Here are the relevant snippets from that scene: After about three miles we came to … Continue reading

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Writing Glitch #785

Today’s glitch: Capitalize Earth (d’uh!), ’cause it’s the proper name of a planet. (Yes, I know you’ve seen it uncapitalized in some published books. You’ve also seen comma splices, run-on sentences, and maybe even de facto used as if it … Continue reading

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Birds, Books, and “Punk Rock Girl”

Admit it: you’d soon miss ’em if I ever just stopped posting these blathers on various strange topics. 🙂  So here’s the latest glimpse into what goes on in my mind: A pair of barn swallows (they’re adorable) built a … Continue reading

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