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Possibly More ‘Violates’ Expectations Than ‘Subverts’

February 21, 2013 by

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Me: I am in this kind of drifty, exhausted, sleep-deprived place. It is doing funny things to my head. And my spelling. My head space is not aided by the fact that I just read this story that was all deep and metaphysical and twisty with philosophy and literary references. It was not fun per […]

Does This Mean Pre-Adolescents Are Melodramatic?

January 17, 2013 by

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There’s a… well, I’m going with thing rather than ‘problem’ that arises in my plan rewrite Path. As it stands the first book moves very slowly, which is a product of the fact that when I was writing it I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t know my story, I hadn’t had any […]

Head —> Wall, Repeat.

January 15, 2013 by

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So lately I’ve been suffering from this urge to rewrite Path. I mean, really, I’ve been thinking about it on and off since last August when I met Lovely Agent Jen and talked with her about the book. Partly this is because I always find talking things out with a new person to be a […]

Wild Coincidence or Dastardly Plot?

December 3, 2012 by

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While writing Wizards I keep looking back at Path trying to find similarities, differences, to see where my writing has improved or just changed. Some of those are very clear, and then other things I see and haven’t the faintest idea what it means. Like — my opening paragraphs are getting shorter. The first paragraph […]

My Past Self is a Sadistic Reprobate

November 20, 2012 by

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Paul S: I’ve made four attempts to build this next hinge. Me: How’s it going? Paul S: …I’ve made four attempts to build this next hinge. I wrote a bunch of stuff while I was sick and now I’m not sure what to do with it. Some of it’s kind of at a higher emotional […]

A Certain Predilection For Getting Dragons Drunk

November 9, 2012 by

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Okay, so recently I’ve noticed that there are certain… similarities between the two series’ I’m writing. Not in story or character but some of the underlying ideas are the same. Fundamentally, this is not surprising. An author’s obsessions tend find their way onto the page somehow. And my doctorate — if it achieved nothing else […]

I’m Working On Instinct And Blind Faith Here

August 20, 2012 by

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I just glanced at the proportions of Wizards, wondering how balanced I was being with my two main characters. As of right now there is less than a hundred words difference in the number of words I’ve written for each of them. My subconscious looking out for me again? I swear there are these huge […]