WRITE A NOVEL IN THREE EASY STEPS!

It is  November and you know what that means: Writing advice season has begun. It seems to get here earlier every year. The stores are stacked with new keyboards and copies of Bird by Bird.  The interwebs are humming with tweets tagged #amwriting and Pinterest boards are filling up with pictures of typewriters and inspirational quotes, some…Read more WRITE A NOVEL IN THREE EASY STEPS!

NaNoWriMo: A Significant Wordcount Event Is Imminent

  Memo from the Department of Literary Security To: All Potential Authors & Interested Parties RE: Literary Alert Level Tango The Secretary has been monitoring internet traffic on sites frequented by wordsmiths and detected elevated levels of activity among literary agents provocateurs from the Office of Letters & Light. It is our determination that this uptick in chatter…Read more NaNoWriMo: A Significant Wordcount Event Is Imminent

Gene Wilder – My Favorite Mad Scientist

On Monday, we lost the great writer and comedic actor Gene Wilder. The world lost a paragon of gentle silliness and I lost a particularly inspirational figure in my own life. There were many influences that contributed to the writing of Howard Carter Saves the World, ranging across the spectrum from Jim Henson to  John Carter…Read more Gene Wilder – My Favorite Mad Scientist

On the Edge: Random thoughts on mountains and manuscripts

If I had one talent as a mountaineer, it was the complete absence of a voice in my head telling me to be afraid of the edge. I have zero fear of falling and an absolutely unfounded belief in my own sense of balance. Maybe I am stretching my metaphor too far, but my brain's…Read more On the Edge: Random thoughts on mountains and manuscripts