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The danger of repetition

So it’s time to move on. It’s time to work on the follow-up to The Night of the Moon Serpent. Curiously, I’ve come to realize that in order to do so I have to put the first book behind, way behind. 238 more words

Just A Thought


End the tyranny of Spell-Check, shelve the dictionary – correct spelling isn’t a prerequisite for brilliant writing.

“I don’t give a damn for a man who can spell a word one way.” Mark Twain… 7 more words

Words On Writing

We Get to Carry Each Other

Last week the Irish band U2 did a terrible thing. They released a previously unannounced album and Apple automatically put it into everyone’s iTunes accounts– 669 more words

Writing Life

Summer in Review

It’s been a jammed-packed 80 days since I last posted to the blog. It was only after this data guru did the numbers that I realized there was a balance between literary events and non-literary work that kept me busy the whole time. 437 more words

Writing Life

Twitter Fiction: Wave of the Future?

Regarding my recent absence on the MUG blog, forgive me. I’ve just started my MFA at CalArts, and resettling into the mode of school (and, to my great surprise and chagrin, actual homework) has been time-consuming. 428 more words

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Honing Our Lives

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)

While every writer knows that in today’s marketplace, interacting with others on a regular basis is a necessity for selling books, the real heart of writing – sitting down and putting words on a paper or screen – is a lonely job. 475 more words