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57,000 Channels And Still Nothing On (2017/07/27 07:00)
On the "drawbacks to the all-access, all-free world".

A New Coat Of Paint (2017/07/26 08:00)
A brief pause as we clean house.

It's About A Lot Of Things Dept. (2017/07/20 08:00)
Getting beyond the trap of: "But what's your story about?" "Well, um ... "

Two Ways To Blow It Dept. (2017/07/18 08:00)
Meaningless yet complex; simple yet shallow -- two ways to make a story founder.

Lifting The Curtain Dept. (2017/07/12 07:00)
I dropped a hint earlier that I was going to be unveiling a revamped version of the Genji Press site. Some more notes on that, then.

We Have To Go Deeper Dept. (2017/07/08 08:00)
More on a story being complex vs. being deep.

Not The Bookish Type Dept. (2017/07/06 07:00)
I went looking for books in my personal library that are about the craft of writing. I could barely find any.

Do-It-Yourselfer Helper Dept. (2017/07/05 08:00)
On preparing 'Welcome To The Fold' for (self)-publication.

Post First Draft Blues (And Greens) Dept. (2017/07/03 09:00)
Some more detailed thoughts on having finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned.

Finish Lines Are Just New Starting Guns Dept. (2017/07/03 01:00)
I finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned draft 1 last evening....

I'm Just Here For The Beer Dept. (2017/07/02 08:00)
On when not everyone who shows up for your work is showing up for your work.

Pretty Things Dept. (2017/07/01 08:00)
Go make something beautiful and humane. Everything else is just commentary.

Unfinished Business Dept. (2017/06/29 07:00)
Stories abandoned and as yet unwritten have much in common.

Faith Some More Dept. (2017/06/26 07:00)
My books have soundtracks. Faith No More begs to provide one for a book as yet unwritten.

Original Formula Dept. (2017/06/26 08:00)
It's important to deliver original things in the way that matter; it's not important to be original everywhere and always.

Shall We Put A Label On That? Dept. (2017/06/25 08:00)
Given my interest in Zen, am I writing "Buddhist fiction"? I'm dubious.

By The Seat Of The Pants, Or Maybe The Bottoms Of The Pockets Dept. (2017/06/24 07:00)
On improvising, or why no plan for fiction survives first contact with the writing process.

Unclog The Backlog Dept. (2017/06/19 07:00)
News on current and future books of mine.

Let's Do It Again Dept. (2017/06/17 08:00)
Rewrite, revise, revisit, rethink.

Self Control Dept. (2017/06/14 08:00)
When you assume full and total responsibility for everything that happens to you, even the things you think you can't control, you have a change of perspective.


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