Category Archives: Writing

Year of the Animation come to Life

Last year serial do-good-former-criminals was the go-to show. This year it appears that comic book heroes are having yet another hurrah. Let’s start with the most obvious: right now The CW is putting out a couple DC-related shows, The Flash … Continue reading

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Villains, how do you take them, bad or with a side of sympathy?

Me? I want mine with no redemption. Gimme a good-old bad guy. I like the old-school “try to take over the world – just because I want to” villains, and have been bothered by the number of “the world should … Continue reading

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Long books

There was something I just saw posted on LinkedIn that raises my ire. People talking about the length of books for kids. With them thinking that kids between 7 and 10 should have shorter works. You know, ones that keep … Continue reading

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Character’s that don’t listen are just imitating people in real life

I read something odd. It was a short book about people having these verbal battles with each other on a psychological level. It wasn’t all that great, because each time one of the characters said something true about the other … Continue reading

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The Lupine Prince on kindle updated

Last week I spent some time and energy fixing another couple typos and reformatting some of TLP for Kindle. The revisions were approved and so now the most up-to-date version is available on Kindle. Unfortunately the paperback still has some … Continue reading

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It’s almost time for a Due South review

I’ve been watching the oldish series Due South. It’s incredibly fantastic, one of the best pieces of television I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s also one of the few series that was never cancelled. It was a made for … Continue reading

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Retribution Inequality

I saw a question/frustration posed by someone in a writing group that piqued my thoughts (and a response) about retribution. It happened over a month ago, but it has stayed on my mind and will continue to stay there as … Continue reading

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Errors of past work

Yes, I know it exists. And then, when little sister number two, re-reading my book that she just so happens to love, comes bounding through the hall pointing out that I had an instance of “parent’s” instead of the correct … Continue reading

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Brief NaNo

The hours are ticking away, and soon November 1st, 2012 will be upon this timezone. I’ve wondered what to do for NaNoWriMo, whether to even do it, and where to schedule it in. I’m sure there’s enough time, it’s just … Continue reading

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Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe is thoroughly enjoyable

A few years ago Joel D Canfield (just Google him) introduced me to the A&E production of Nero Wolfe, based off the books, officially title “A Nero Wolfe Mystery.” It starred Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin and Maury Chaykin as Nero … Continue reading

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