The Writing Life: Ain’t No Way But The Hard Way

So it has been a while. I was going to call this Breaking the Silence II, but I decided to share this song with you instead. When I am in the guts of a pool match, and I or my team are a long way behind, I think of that song, and dig in to …

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The Writing Life: Thinking about Analogy

Today, when not drowning in work, I was thinking about analogies and metaphors and dusty tables. That is all. I also decided that I would set myself a small goal, and if I met it, I’d write a blog saying I had met a small goal. Because that is the kind of thrilling hi-jinks people …

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Why I Write Fantasy: Morality, Culture, and Character Creation

So folks, while it is fresh in my mind I thought I’d reiterate what I thought was one of the central points discussed during our panel at Denver Comic Con. (Thank you once again to my fab panelists!) And that is this: I feel that paying attention to the culture a character grows up in, …

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The Writing Life: What Have Deadlines Got to do with Past Tense Boxes of Chocolate?

I don’t know what I’m going to write this week, so I’m just going to start like this and see where my mind takes me, and come up with a title to match the verbiage produced. Is the writing life like a box of chocolates? If so, have I been chewing on the same near …

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