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The Camel in the Machine

Wry congratulations are in order. Please prepare your eye-rolls.

Yesterday, after depositing another 800 words into The Hushing Days literary bank, I turned my attentions to my new penname’s website and its new gardening blog. 261 more words


What Are Our Responsibilities as Writers?

Every once in awhile, I see an article wherein someone complains about the content of teen books, like in this 2011 Wall Street Journal article called, “ 1,047 more words


Thinking about the information dump (#3)

This is the last of my thoughts on the information dump, at least for a while. There is a third kind of info dump that you can land yourself in, again not bad or wrong, but it can be difficult to manage properly. 797 more words

Writing Process

Falling into a Rhythm

At the end of December, I started writing the second draft of my WIP, a YA paranormal-ish novel called Devil May Care. I currently have 20,349 words, and I actually like what I’ve written. 559 more words


Blackout 31---"Creel" by Robert Wrigley

Originally appeared in In the Bank of Beautiful Sins (Penguin Books 1995)


A Day In The Life of a Screenwriter with John August and Dustin Lance Black

The IF List can be used for many different purposes – finding new reading material, supporting stories for film and TV, discovering up and coming actors, and of course, dream casting! 191 more words


Birthing Cora -or- Welcoming a New Penname into the Fold

After a very fruitful week of writing on The Hushing Days (averaged just over 700 words a day), I am hoping to redirect a few of my professional labors this afternoon into my new gardening blog. 231 more words