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Originally posted 12/19/2004.

My mother has always said
that when I was born,
I yelled like kindling
crying for a match,

but I have never yearned… 42 more words


It took how long?

I noticed something earlier when I was sending out copies of my new story to beta readers: Microsoft Word (my word processor of choice) tracks the amount of time spent editing a document. 504 more words

Reflections on Revisions

So remember those revisions that I started way back in June? Last week, I finally finished them. This draft took longer than some earlier revisions had, because it involved a lot more restructuring — that “Come to Proserpina” moment did its job and forced me to really rethink a lot of the shape of the book. 736 more words


At the Dark End of the Street

I’m done!  Mostly.  I think…

I’ve completed a full revised draft of the entire thesis.  It’s even under the maximum word limit.  Mostly it’s good, with some very strong sections.   544 more words


90 Things to Know About Your Characters Before Writing

Here is a character illustrated by Dow Phumiruk. Just from the picture we can see she likes to dress nice, is probably a princess, most likely loves the color red, and likes to dance with mice. 886 more words


rules of magic

As you know, I’ve started working on the first round of revisions on my novel.

You have to understand, this isn’t just a normal novel that I wrote over the course of a few months.  784 more words


My Bastard

Originally posted 9/23/2013; originally titled “Lie Of A Brother.”

Wake up at midnight to find
my daytime mask gone from the nightstand.

I can hear one of my fictional characters… 125 more words