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Do You Trust Me?

June 16, 2014 by

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  I really like exploring people’s boundaries. The difference between what they say without thinking, what they say after they think it through and where they end up if you walk them all the way through the potential consequences.  

Maybe I Can Write the Whole Thing in My Sleep…

May 29, 2014 by

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Sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night and start writing I mix things up. I’ll confuse homonyms, I’ll drop words out of sentences, I’ll imagine that I know anything at all about mixing glue. I’ll get my characters the wrong way around. I don’t know why I do this. I actually […]

It’s the Only Way to Be Sure

April 15, 2014 by

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Pretty sure this is a policy adhered to by all the characters in Drink Me.  

You Can’t Convince Me a Hockey Stick Isn’t a Weapon

April 3, 2014 by

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Me: I kind of want to make one of my characters a hockey player. Rick: (thoughtful silence) So then it’s research? Me: (laughing) See? You get me. I think I’m just not comfortable having an aspect of my life that’s not somehow connected to work… The thing is, I’ve accidentally become an ice hockey fan. […]

Get High on My Fault Lines

November 11, 2013 by

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My Honest Poem I was born on July 22nd. I hear that makes me a Leo. I don’t really know what that means. Iʼm five foot six (and a half). I weigh 145 pounds. I donʼt know how to swim. And Iʼm a sucker for a girl with a nice smile and clean sneakers. Iʼm […]

Incendiary Device

October 31, 2013 by

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So you know how a couple of weeks ago when I first started thinking about the new book I said this story was really small? One character.* One drama. One POV. You remember when I said that? Turns out, I was wrong. Because there was a second character.** He’s always been there. Always been important. […]

Important Decisions Should Not Be Based on Laziness or ‘Because it’ll Make Me Laugh’

October 3, 2013 by

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Right now I’m trying to figure out if this new story is in third person or first and if it’s about a boy or a girl because I’ve got chunks of text in basically every permutation. When I start writing something new I tend to simply use ‘he’ and she’ because it’s the easiest way […]

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