Tag Archives: writing

(show of hands)

On Wednesday, my clone-sibling told me about his idea for another series of novels, these a spin-off (stop it, brain! no spinning!) of the current series (the one beginning with The Remnant). Apparently someone didn’t take Geoffrey’s (out-of-story) advice to … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

(method acting/writing)

This one is mostly sort of a stream-of-consciousness mini-blather in response to some not-important (but slightly amusing, at least for me) thing that happened… Typed it up in (*looks up original date*) the middle of January. Sharing it now because … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sharing a post about the PROBLEM with “Show, don’t tell.”

Today, author Misha Burnett has an excellent blog post about why “Show, don’t tell” may actually be bad advice for writers: “Are you a storyteller or a storyshower?” If you’re a writer (or a reader who has been tricked into … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged | 1 Comment

Good news: first reply from a beta reader.

Got a reply from one of our beta readers this morning. (Yay!) Read it and found it “safe for Grendels,” as I told my brother when I talked to him a little while ago. I am… amused that the beta … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Sometimes, he can manage “linear” only in bloggish flashbacks.

I did sort of warn promise, right after Christmas, that I would eventually be sharing some of my thoughts and feelings concerning one of my twin’s current WIPs: “I have so much to tell you, O readers of my blog, … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

“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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Duck, duck, duck, red herring.

Is it weird that I had fun editing this latest manuscript? “We don’t believe you, Weaver. No human has ever enjoyed editing.” So what’s your point…? 🙂 It’s been only about a week since I handed the manuscript back to … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Sometimes, he discusses the next book(s)…

I wrote the first part of this post while Paul was still working on the The Sleeping and the Dead… I’m typing this partly to help me remember, because that’s my job: to remember the story ideas my clone-sibling comes … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sometimes, he finds the writing he’d thought was lost forever… in his blog.

Now I feel really embarrassed. For the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to figure out what happened to one of my fragments on fiction that I know I typed up and saved… somewhere. As it turns out, it is … Continue reading

Posted in writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment