Category Archives: Blog

These entries are ramblings about my life that have no connection with particular Kingdoms of Evil updates.

Wealthgiver Beta is done!

My experimentation with Terry Pratchett’s “scaffolding story” writing process continues, now with ingredients from the Eleusinian Mysteries! Not many ingredients. Just a bit. Okay, so remember how I wrote the alpha draft of Wealthgiver by the seat of my pants? … Continue reading

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A Thracian quote

Ve na dorre pont ăn na terrpe. Skărrkes ko roffes. Nerrai ko spelles ao. Ssonke ko lărra. Ve lide mănno ta ve santo dizammass. “To us is given all that we need. Silvers and swords. Men and their words. Blood … Continue reading

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April Newsletter: Stripping the Gears

So there I was, locked in the attic, stripping my gears. I bounced in my chair, heart racing, breath baited, teeth clench, shoulders scrunched together, tingling fingers typing furiously away at nothing. And I mean nothing! I was moving words around … Continue reading

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Insomnia help

“Love is like sleep. One can never seize (it).” -R. Scott Bakker In February’s newsletter, I talked about my trouble with insomnia and how I’ve been dealing with it. And a bunch of you responded! Here are our various solutions, … Continue reading

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Snow Drops off a Branch

Snow drops off a branch Nothing pushed it but itself Soft sounds in puddles

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March Newsletter: the virtuous ratchet

So there I was, washing the banister. I had my rubber gloves on, but not my face-mask because those thing fog up my glasses and I was inside where the cops couldn’t see me. I had my little tin bowl … Continue reading

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Snow Falling at Night

Snow falling at night White flakes rush past the streetlight The light though stays still

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Interchange Gamma is done!

INTERCHANGE Gamma Begun at 10:50am January 2nd 2020 in my home in Hadji Dimitar, Sofia. First line: “Bamboo-grass crunched and the mist curled away, revealing the bear.” Finished at 11:10am March 30th 2020. Last line: “The Nightbow spun above them, … Continue reading

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My podcast interview

Robin Shantz at Bloginhood just released the interview he made of me, Reviewer Carien Ubink, author Dr. Tiffani Angus, and aspiring writer and Glasgow Worldcon bid volunteer Robin Duncan. I talk about life in Bulgaria, Junction, and Wealthgiver.

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The Wildness of Logic

https://danbensen.tumblr.com/post/611472081485512704/there-may-be-a-better-wildness-of-logic-than-of

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