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Wealthgiver alpha finished!

So I did it. I successfully used Terry Pratchett’s “scaffolding story” process. I talked about ideas with my wife, I got my hands dirty with worldbuilding, I meditated, I turned on my playlist full of Ramstein, Panic! at the Disco, … Continue reading

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Interchange: What is the What if?

What is the what if?What if life could easily get to and from orbit? What is the time frame of the story?Interchange takes place over a little over three weeks. What is the setting? How big is the stage?Interchange is … Continue reading

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Q & A with JD Moyer

  Today we’re talking with J.D. Moyer , author of THE SKY WOMAN.  The book is about post-apocalyptic Germans and giant mutant cannibals, but, preposterously!, I didn’t ask him any questions about either. I asked about his writing process. Here we go. What … Continue reading

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Word Craft: my interview with J.D. Moyer

J.D. Moyer, author of Sky Woman, was kind enough to interview me for his Word Craft series. Here’s the interview, we talk about The Balkan Tower of Matriarchy, revisions, and my work space. Check it out 🙂

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Writing Wrongly

I have a process essay about writing and cancer up on the Apex Magazine site. It’s rather serious.

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The 7th Day of Junction: Q&A with me

My publisher, Flame Tree, did an interview with me, which they released yesterday. Click here to read about Junction, its underlying themes, my process, how I made the monsters, and what was going on in my real life at the … Continue reading

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1st day: a process essay

On the first day of Junction… It’s only a week until Junction’s launch on the 10th, and in celebration, here’s an essay I wrote about writing it. It’s my first magazine publication, which means they paid me. 😉 The editor said … Continue reading

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Small, medium, large stories

I’m trying a new technique with planning Fellow Tetrapod: asking myself: “what are the small, medium, and large stories of this novel?” Here are the answers: A biologist tries to open a restaurant, get a girlfriend, and find meaning in … Continue reading

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Advice for starting writers

Writing fiction is a lot of fun, although sometimes it’s hard to keep it that way. I hesitate to give specific advice since different techniques work for different people, and you won’t know what will work for you until you’ve … Continue reading

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Fellow Tetrapod: Character Philosophies

There once was a man who said “Damn! “It is borne upon me that I am “An engine that moves “In predestinate grooves; “I’m not even a bus, I’m a tram!” -Maurice Evan Hare So I’ve been asking around about … Continue reading

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