Monthly Archives: July 2010

Excerpt from TLP, Discovering the King’s Problem

Not much to add lately, but I was thinking of another excerpt. It’s the beginning of one of the major plots in Together with Silver. It plays a good sized part in book one, almost none in book two, and … Continue reading

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Easy, tasty pancake recipe

Small recipe, can be expanded as needed. Simple, no sugar, tastes good, very fluffy, and doesn’t require you to have a set pancake size. My favorite is to use a very hot cast iron pan, about 12 inches, and make … Continue reading

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An overabundance of evil characters

In writing the sequel to The Lupine Prince, I’ve been making my characters encounter quite a few bad people in succession, and it worried me for a while. I wondered why they weren’t meeting more good people. Granted, it makes … Continue reading

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We’re street performers

Walk down the streets of a big city or a place with tourism. I’m close to San Franciso where you can walk around and see people doing acts and playing songs. I know some may do it for fun, but … Continue reading

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T-Nation on Manhood

Men should read this. T-Nation every so often has absolutely great articles about what manhood really is. This is one of the best. It talks about how all the social influences on manhood are just perceptions, and gets down the … Continue reading

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Perceived free time versus actual free time

I call many people in my dayjob. Many times, these people are professionals that have other things going on, and they graciously take some time out of their day to talk to me. I noticed that many times, someone will … Continue reading

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Long weekends equal much reading

I think I’ve finished reading and watching and playing four different long-term shows, books, and or video games this weekend. Our company gave us the fifth off due to the fourth of July. And though nothing really got “done,” plenty … Continue reading

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Self-publishing in a different world

Well, a couple posts at Kidlit on self-publishing have got me thinking. And so here we go, and questions about why gatekeepers of today insist on their value: If traditional publishers are just gatekeepers and editorial control, then why don’t … Continue reading

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Word docs

Got into a little discussion on Twitter, when someone stated that the stigma of self-publishing is enforced “when the book cover and design looks like it was done in MS Word.” I don’t design covers in word. But I do … Continue reading

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