The elusive nature of nouns

I considered entering NaNoWriMo again this year, but my work schedule is going to be too intense to give it the necessary concentration. In fact, most of my creativity has been a little unfocused lately. Scraps here and there, but no real center. Abstract wisps that blow away whenever I hold out my hand. A little […]

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Checkmate

For me, the most challenging part of completing a major project (other than the multiple revisions, relentless editing, and polishing) is the final push. The characters are where they need to be; the table has been set. This, more than any other time, is the place to screw up. There’s tension, there’s atmosphere, there’s conflict about to […]

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Darkness on the edge of the page

I really do have a sense of humor. Really! I know how to laugh at myself. I’m not one for practical jokes or silly behavior, but I do laugh. And while I don’t think I’m everyone’s ray of sunshine (my wife gets me!), I do appreciate absurdity, the ridiculous, the clever wordplay. Chickens make me laugh. The […]

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