Monthly Archives: January 2013

This cover doesn’t suck

I need to arrange a promo for One Woke Up. The goal is twofold: Give the book greater publicity, and use it as a launching point for the next (totally unrelated) book. I do believe we are nearly a go … Continue reading

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Planning the next challenge

Right now, a good cover image to use for The Affix is rendering on my wife’s computer. In order to get to that point I had to think not in sci-fi terms but in thriller terms. The book doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Improv vs. script

When I write, I often start with just a basic idea of the setting, some characters, and the beginning of the plot, and let it run free for a while before the story congeals into something more solid. It’s often … Continue reading

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At the risk of losing my man card

Every time I watch Tangled, I get misty during the floating lantern scene. No exceptions.

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Not one thin dime

Edited for intelligibility: “I’m calling on behalf of the New York State troopers for our don’t-drink-and-drive program. Can we count on you for your support?” “If you mean not drinking and driving, sure.” I hold nothing against telemarketers personally; I … Continue reading

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Staffing positions

I’ve been mulling over what kinds of positions will need to be filled in my erstwhile administration. For example, someone needs to fill the post of Minister of Solutions. A difficult problem needs an inventive solution. Take for instance the … Continue reading

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My CreateSpace formula

Since One Woke Up came out so nicely in the paperback edition, I thought I’d share my process so other authors could take advantage of some of the knowledge I had to pick up mostly through trial and error. I … Continue reading

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