Posts with Writing


Reductive Thinking

Sunday, July 18, 2021
in which I have some fun generating synopses for my novels
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Nine Years of Writing and Publishing

Friday, July 16, 2021
in which I share what I've learned nearly a decade on from deciding to take writing seriously
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On the Reading and Critiquing of Books

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
in which I discuss the Virginia Woolf Essay "How Should One Read a Book?"
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Seventh Novel Draft Complete

Monday, July 5, 2021
in which I announce that my first draft of When the Gods Wish to Punish is complete
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On Consistency and Dedication; Or, the History of Matt Buscemi's Powerlifting

Friday, July 2, 2021
in which I show how powerlifting taught me the importance of consistency and dedication
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It's a Novel!

Saturday, June 26, 2021
in which I announce that When the Gods Wish to Punish has crossed the 40,000 word mark
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So Many Ideas, A Catalogue

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
in which I list through my current backlog of writing project ideas
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Writing the Middle

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
in which I muse on how a writing project evolves over time
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A Bit of Irkshaxva

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
in which I share a tidbit from my newest project
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When the Gods Wish to Inspire

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
in which I describe my progress on my newest novel project
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The Shape of Things to Come

Monday, June 14, 2021
in which I give an update on my literary plans
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One More Week

Thursday, June 10, 2021
in which I describe what I've been up to and what's coming next
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Navigation Links & Writing Update

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
in which I share some plans for this site and my writing
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Weekly Preview: Feb 1, 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021
in which I provide an update on The Ghost King and how my publishing plans are shaping up
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Any Sufficiently Advanced Anything

Saturday, January 30, 2021
in which I turn an Arthur C. Clarke postulate on its head and maybe notice something interesting about the fantastic genres
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About the Fantastic

Friday, January 29, 2021
in which I share my thoughts on the fantastic genres and some details about my novel project The Ghost King
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Chronicles of Ytria Update

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
in which I share some updates on my upcoming story collection Chronicles of Ytria
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Weekly Preview: Jan 25, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021
in which I describe how my new novel The Ghost King has come to dominate my creative life
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Weekly Preview: Jan 18, 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021
in which I share my plans to work on my fiction this week instead of blogging
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Weekly Preview: Jan 11, 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021
in which I share my plans to blog about liberalism, a Le Guin novel I liked, and a Miéville novella I didn’t
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Weekly Preview: Jan 4, 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021
in which I share my plans not to blog this week
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Like Button

Friday, January 1, 2021
in which I warn writers against worrying too much about readers who don’t “like” things
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2021 Planning

Thursday, December 31, 2020
in which I make a writing, publishing, and reading plan for the coming year which I hope I'm mostly able to keep to this time
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2020 Retrospective

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
in which I look back at what I accomplished and how I did it
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Weekly Preview: Dec 28, 2020

Monday, December 28, 2020
in which I share my plans to blog about libertarianism, liking things, how 2020 went, and what I might just accomplish in 2021
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The Typography of Voyage Embarkation

Thursday, December 24, 2020
in which I discuss the new print layout and design for Voyage Embarkation
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Nurture Your Darlings

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
in which I give alternate advice to the old “kill your darlings” saw
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Cover Reveal for Intersection Thirteen

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
in which I reveal the cover for my sixth novel, Intersection Thirteen
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Weekly Preview: Dec 21, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020
in which I share my plans to blog about a preposterously libertarian book, Voyage Embarkation's typography, and Christmas
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The Typography of Insomnium

Thursday, December 17, 2020
in which I discuss the new print layout and design for Insomnium
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Free For All

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
in which I discuss the publishing industry and copyright
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Weekly Preview: Dec 14, 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020
in which I share my plans to blog about copyright, my favorite Jaron Lanier essay, and Voyage Embarkation's release
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The Typography of Our Algorithm Who Art Perfection

Friday, December 11, 2020
in which I discuss the new print layout and design for Our Algorithm Who Art Perfection
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The Voyage Continues

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
in which I describe the development of the new edition of Voyage Embarkation and my plans for the Voyage series going forward
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Weekly Preview: Dec 7, 2020

Monday, December 7, 2020
in which I share my plans to blog about a Le Guin novel, a Netflix series, and my Voyage series
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The Typography of Transmutations

Thursday, December 3, 2020
in which I discuss the new print layout and design for Transmutations
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The Creation Cycle

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
in which I discuss a common writerly hang up and how to address it
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A Carnival of Ideas

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
in which I discuss my reaction to Star Trek: Discovery Season One
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Giving Thanks

Monday, November 30, 2020
in which I change my plans and write about something entirely different
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The Typography of Alterra

Friday, November 13, 2020
in which I discuss the new print layout and design for Alterra
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Monks and Code and Cats

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
in which I explore why I keep writing about monks
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Open Windows

Saturday, September 26, 2020
in which I explain my September blogging hiatus
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Cover Reveal: Voyage Embarkation

Sunday, September 6, 2020
in which I reveal the new cover for my novel Voyage Embarkation
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A Surprise Saturday Short

Saturday, September 5, 2020
in which I discuss a new Chronicles of Ytria story that came at me out of the blue
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Cover Reveal: Insomnium

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
in which I reveal the new cover for my novel Insomnium
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Cover Reveal: Our Algorithm Who Art Perfection

Friday, August 28, 2020
in which I reveal the new cover for my novella Our Algorithm Who Art Perfection
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Cover Reveal: Beati Qui Inveniunt Feles

Monday, August 24, 2020
in which I reveal the cover for my new novella Beati Qui Inveniunt Feles
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An Archipelago of My Own

Sunday, August 23, 2020
in which I announce the upcoming new edition of The Shipwright and Other Stories
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Saturday Short: Blind Lead

Saturday, August 22, 2020
in which I discuss my new Voyage Redux story and share some details about the original Voyage series
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Structural Prefabulation

Friday, August 21, 2020
in which I muse on narrative structure in the context of nineties television SF
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Ebb and Flow

Saturday, August 8, 2020
in which I analyze my oscillations in writing output
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Setting Expectations

Friday, August 7, 2020
in which I discuss my reactions to revisiting the film Adaptation
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A Writerly Retrospective

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
in which I share the new afterword for the fifth anniversary edition of Schrödinger’s City
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The Slow Resumption of the New Normal

Sunday, July 26, 2020
in which I announce the imminent release of an old favorite
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Saturday Short: The Small Things

Saturday, July 18, 2020
in which I discuss more my personal policies around my writing than my newest Ytria story
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Saturday Short: The Roots and the Spiderweb

Saturday, July 11, 2020
in which I describe my newest bizarre connection of ideas manifested as story
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Saturday Short: A Just War

Saturday, July 4, 2020
in which I describe not one but two new Ytria stories
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Saturday Short: Ergo Sum

Saturday, June 27, 2020
in which I describe my expanding science fictional world of Ytria
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Saturday Short: The Demented

Saturday, June 20, 2020
in which I explain how Voyage Embarkation's Kal, rare book collection, and botulism are related
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The Stories We Tell

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
in which I discuss an interesting and oft unremarked quality of stories
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Saturday Short: Shiny

Saturday, June 13, 2020
in which I describe how I almost didn’t write a short story today but then successfully did
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I Am My Manuscripts

Friday, June 12, 2020
in which I discuss writing advice not “being” one’s writing
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The Case for Self-Publishing

Monday, June 8, 2020
in which I make the claim that self-publishing, rather than traditional publishing, is the best path for a writer
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Saturday Short: One's Own Medicine

Saturday, June 6, 2020
in which I describe my newest short story
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Writing Update

Monday, June 1, 2020
in which I report on yet another pandemic-induced weekend of writing productivity
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Saturday Short: The Five Kingdoms of Daniel Worthy

Sunday, May 31, 2020
in which I describe how my newest short story is quickly becoming a novella
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The Cool Idea

Saturday, May 30, 2020
in which I describe a recent idea I had, and how I want to proceed with it
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The Evolution of a Universe

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
in which I describe the changes I made to my future Earth timeline for Intersection Thirteen
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Writing Milestone

Monday, May 25, 2020
in which I announce the completion of the first draft of Intersection Thirteen
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On the Craft of Writing

Monday, May 25, 2020
in which I discuss my thoughts on Language of the Night by Ursula K Le Guin
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Saturday Short: Untitled

Saturday, May 23, 2020
in which I describe a new short story I wrote, and also the punishment for my hubris
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All Kindle eBooks Free

Friday, May 22, 2020
in which I announce a big Kindle eBook giveaway
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Writing Update: The Characters of Intersection Thirteen

Monday, May 18, 2020
in which I share some details about the characters in my newest novel
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New Cover

Sunday, May 17, 2020
in which the 2020 Zhivko Zhelev cover series continues with Transmutations
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Saturday Short: Feles Daemonica II

Saturday, May 16, 2020
in which I describe the newest short story in my demon kitten series
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Word Counts

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
in which I relate a surprising discovery
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Writing Update

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
in which I describe the status of my various writing projects
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New Book Hubs

Monday, May 11, 2020
in which I announce some additions to this website
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Writing Goals

Sunday, May 10, 2020
in which I describe my short, medium, and long term writing goals
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Saturday Short: Feles Daemonica

Saturday, May 9, 2020
in which I describe my short story about a demon-infested kitten and its unwitting owner
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Saturday Short: Monks and Cats

Saturday, May 2, 2020
in which I describe my short story about an abbey protected by cyborg cats
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Thoughts on Short Story Production

Friday, May 1, 2020
in which I reinstate my habit of writing a short story every week
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Project Update

Thursday, April 30, 2020
in which I discuss my new project Intersection Thirteen, its genesis, and its relationship to my prior novel
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The Best Feedback

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
in which I explain my position against narrative “hooks”
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The New Covers Continue

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
in which I reveal the cover of the upcoming new edition of Alterra
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Another New Cover

Friday, April 17, 2020
in which I reveal the cover of the upcoming new edition of The Shipwright and Other Stories
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A New Look for a Five-Year-Old Book

Sunday, March 15, 2020
in which I reveal the cover of the upcoming new edition of Schrödinger's City
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My Next Project

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
in which I relate a bit about my next novel, Land of the Free
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The Other Release Date & Cover Reveal

Monday, February 10, 2020
in which I reveal the cover and release date for The Other
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Whatever, Whatever, I Do What I Want

Sunday, September 8, 2019
in which I explore the supposed wisdom in giving up and not caring about what others might think
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And Now for Some Reading Goals

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
in which I announce the completion of the first draft of The Other and my reading plans through the end of the year
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The Other: Home Stretch

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
in which I describe the encroaching end of my first draft of The Other
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The Evolution of My Planning Process

Saturday, August 24, 2019
in which I discuss how my planning process has changed through my various novels
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Writing Update on The Other

Friday, August 23, 2019
in which I announce my progress on my new novel The Other
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Ursula K. Le Guin Biography and More

Saturday, August 17, 2019
in which I describe the Ursula K. Le Guin biography currently available on PBS
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The Shipwright and Other Stories Now Available

Thursday, August 15, 2019
in which I announce the release of The Shipwright and Other Stories
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Free Ebooks

Friday, August 9, 2019
in which I announce the Kindle deal on my ebooks this weekend
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Weekend of Writing

Sunday, August 4, 2019
in which I discuss my progress on The Other this weekend
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Schrödinger's City Illustrations Revisited

Saturday, August 3, 2019
in which I re-post the illustrations for Schrödinger's City by Zhivko Zhelev
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Release Update for The Shipwright

Friday, August 2, 2019
in which I announce a release date change for The Shipwright and Other Stories
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On Writing The Shipwright

Friday, August 2, 2019
in which I describe the events that led to the creation of The Shipwright and Other Stories
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Creative Limitations

Monday, July 8, 2019
in which I describe my progress on The Other
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Writing Update

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
in which I reveal that I'm working on a new novel
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