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Why You Shouldn’t Ask What a Writer is Thinking About

November 27, 2012 by


Not that you can’t of course. They may tell you delightedly. It’s just that some people find it disturbing when a person looks up and tells you distractedly that they’re wondering how much pressure you have to put on a circular saw to make it through a thigh bone.  

Let Me Lead You Into Darkness

June 15, 2012 by


So someone asked me yesterday why I didn’t just find a way to take out the inconvenient minion without killing him. It’s interesting, because there are a number of places where I’ve done exactly that. And I thought about doing it here too. After all, in the original draft of this section no one died […]

Were you GOOD when you put your knife to his throat? Were you RIGHT when you spilled his blood?

June 14, 2012 by


I killed someone. I feel kind of badly about it. Actually, I killed them on Friday. But I only started to feel really guilty about it today. Well, maybe ‘conflicted’ is a better word. I keep telling myself he wasn’t very nice, but it doesn’t help. Because when I had my characters kill him they didn’t […]

This Can Only End One Way: Horrible Serial Murder

October 27, 2011 by


A couple of people have asked me where I draw the line between what I write for the world and what you only get if you knock on my door.* The answer is: not a lot of places? I mean, I’ve written a few posts that are essentially, ‘I am an idiot six different ways’, […]