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18 September 2017

This is football season.  I am back to my “fall” schedule, watching my New York Giants play, while paying attention to how the other teams in the NFC East are doing, knowing the tv will be on all day Sunday, Monday and Thursday night until playoff season.  930 more words

Bonus Post - Updated Art

A short “bonus” post today: I had dinner with my illustrator, Melissa, on Saturday evening and she provided me some great progress updates on the art for Drawful. 243 more words

Novel Writing

Morals, Themes, and the Challenge of a Lazy Villain

“All this business of changing our way of doing things? DOING things at all? It all sounds exhausting.” – Duke Plebo, Drawful the Awful

I finally reached the culmination of the plot in my editing where the Duke Plebo’s responsibility and reasons for summoning Fallon of the Terrible Fire and Much Meanness come to light.

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Novel Writing

How I’m Spending My Fall, 2017

I’ll be spending my fall, in short, doing even more work.

In my previous post, I wrote about my non-summer.

That is to say, about how, despite having spent all of August away in Nova Scotia, the province of my birth, I passed the duration of it performing three different forms of work in what made for a month’s worth of gruelling 18-hour-days. 994 more words


Darnell, aka Booger

From my novel in progress, Heather Girl.  You’ve read part of this before, but I kind of like this guy, Booger.  I hadn’t met him before he showed up at the funeral home. 1,502 more words


Tips by HG Nadel for Better Fiction Writing

Writing fiction is more popular than ever these days. Every day, millions of people around the world sit down at their computers and work on short stories and novels. 551 more words

HG Nadel

Death, Doom, and Destruction

I am often suspicious of action movies. They’re not bad, as a genre. Far from it. I’ve seen some wonderful action films, and I would gladly watch them over again. 599 more words