Category Archives: General Writing

Unlikely Sources of Graphic Novel-Writing Inspiration.

So, in the further adventures of not-having-a-job, I use my down time to exercise and write. Lately, I’ve been finishing a graphic novel I started last fall; I’m fairly close to the end of the first draft. This time – … Continue reading

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Finally, unemployed again!

So, no more than two months after I started the job, I left it. And I’m happier for it. The short of it was that while I don’t mind working for nine hours at a stretch, I do mind spending … Continue reading

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Music Monday : Music For Programming

I haven’t used it yet, but I just read about this site. Check it out for killer work/productivity mixes! http://musicforprogramming.net/ (I know, huge cop out, not an actual post. Shut up, I’m writing things for you)

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Typewriters Suck.

EDIT: This post, originally, was structured as a much harsher, stream-of-thought critique of the so-called virtues of typewriters. I normally don’t censor myself like this, but I felt that I could make this argument with fewer naughty words and a … Continue reading

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The “Book Publishing Business Model is Broken”: A Reaction

I’m taking a bit of a divergence from the Music Monday format to discuss an interview I read with the CEO of Hyperion Publishing, Ellen Archer, which you can find linked here for your convenience.

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Take a Break. No, Really.

If you’re creative, chances are you’ve gotten burned out on your art at some point or another. For me, it was the post-NaNo doldrums, and having lost my job in the same month. Sucks, I know – you go from … Continue reading

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Balance and Perspective.

It’s funny. More than three years in, and I still don’t know if I’m writing for the right reasons, or the right way. I stopped writing anything fictive this week with the intent of taking a break. I’d been talking … Continue reading

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Persistence Pays Off. (I Wish I Were Persistent)

I’m taking a break from editing a non-fiction piece that I’ll be posting sometime soon – possibly in the next two weeks, here, for free. I don’t do non-fiction very often, but it was a welcome break, as was the … Continue reading

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Kindred Spirits, Self-Education, and Being Loud.

I got the chance yesterday to spend some time with David Sylvester - a local writer / speaker / all-around-cool-guy / personal trainer / running out of titles – talking about the craft of writing. He’s been promoting a book he wrote, … Continue reading

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Start-Stoppers and the Importance of Follow-Through

I’m a chronic start-stopper. I think idea people are, on the whole, start-stoppers by nature. We get ideas, we start going with them, and then, an obstacle blocks our path. Sometimes, it’s an obvious problem, like “I don’t have time,” … Continue reading

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