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How Classical Ballads Were Written*

March 14, 2014 by


No tunes today. Today only this: * Not a joke. Pretty sure there’s a similar level of truthfulness at work here as there was in most of the traditional ballads written back in the day.  

I Will Not Intentionally Tell the Truth

October 10, 2013 by


I don’t write about real people or real events.* But sometimes real life sneaks in anyway. In Drink Me there is a throwaway line of description halfway through. It’s a very simple sketch outline of a piece of backstory that never comes into the book. It’s one line and one of my relatives read it, […]