Posts Tagged: writing

Feel the burn

As everyone must know by now, I do almost all of my writing on the beach.  I’ve talked about if before, but it can be distilled down to I find it inspirational and it allows me to work out of my winter hibernation color-loss. Normally, I’m able to jump out as soon as the weather… Read more »

Promises, promises

When I released  What Next? early this year, I promised you I would not make you wait through another 2-year gap between parts of the story.  This was especially important, considering this is the finale of the trilogy. Yesterday, I began the writing part of What Now?  The book was plotted and laid out over… Read more »

Jack Vance 1916-2013

I just found out my favorite author of all-time, Jack Vance, passed away May 26th (the day I was throwing my big birthday BBQ). There is little honor I can bestow upon Mr. Vance that other, more talented people are not already writing.  It is the most common and perfidious tragedy of life that we… Read more »

But do you have any readers?

I got a birthday call from my oldest friend yesterday.  Not that he’s my oldest friend, he’s just my oldest friend. Staying friends that long usually means you have a few things in common and a decent amount of real care about the person.  We are unmerciful with our sarcastic pitchforks that we poke at… Read more »

Left-brain writing

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, which is just another way of saying it’s time to get started on Book 3 of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures, “What Now?” With that on the docket, I thought we’d spend a (brief) bit of time talking about my writing process, specifically the structure around my writing.  I’ll… Read more »

%&!# realism

When I was putting the final touches on “What Next?”, I solicited reviews from some readers of “What If?” to get an outside opinion on the book.  Of particular note was a comment from a reader I greatly respect that he was having trouble identifying with Jeremy because “he’s too good”.  We agreed that much… Read more »

It’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to…

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kaR_jfoYL1Q   I’ve been wrestling with writing a new blog for a few days.  Initially, it was going to be a rant on what’s considered realistic writing, but then it occurred to me that a blog like that was entirely self-serving and possibly (probably?) of little interest to anyone else. Normally, I wouldn’t care. … Read more »

And so it begins…

The final book in Jeremy Shuttle’s adventure with his amazing sketchbook is now under way. You’ve followed Jeremy’s travels as he’s uncovered more about the sketchbook, more about his Dad’s mysterious disappearance and more about the part Jeremy and his imagination play in this strange and increasingly deadly chase.  Now, with “What Next?” having successfully… Read more »

The key to productivity: A niece.

Who knew? My niece came by for chatter, a walk and lunch with me and her Grandparents.  During the walk, we discussed many things.  College, degrees, jobs, careers, interviews, etc.  She was extra amped over the impending Spring Break (what college student doesn’t get excited by a week off?). I mentioned it was coming at a… Read more »

Write it down!

I came up with a couple of good blog ideas last week.  Really, some very entertaining themes I think you would have enjoyed. Too bad I forgot what they were.  All you get today is this one. Usually, I’m very good about rushing to a pad or a piece of paper or the flap of a… Read more »