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It’s the Only Way to Be Sure

April 15, 2014 by


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


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


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


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


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 […]

How I Start Writing a Book

September 20, 2013 by


I know I’m supposed to be proof reading Drink Me. Writing synopses and query letters and other practical things. Failing that, I should be editing Path, or working up this middle grade thing.* But what I have been doing is having migraine-style headaches which stop my brain from functioning. And then last Friday night I […]

“The Ride” by Rodolphe Guenoden

September 9, 2013 by


“The Ride” by Rodolphe Guenoden    

Looks Like I’m a Supervillain Now

September 2, 2013 by



The Violent Ecstasy of the End Point

March 28, 2013 by


I am going through the end of the book so fast it’s a little disturbing. Partly because holding it all my head is starting to make me feel like I’ve got a zoetrope in there, but also because I’m so focused on it I’m not really connecting properly with the real world. Like, okay — […]

I Did Not Blow Up or Drown Anyone. Today.

February 12, 2013 by


Me: Wrote another chapter today. Rick: Yay. More explosions? Me: This is like… the aftermath of the explosion. Rick: Hmmm. Explosion wasn’t big enough then. Me: It was a very little one, in point of fact. The idea is to not blow up my main characters. Rick: I suppose you might need bounds on things […]


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