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In the Midst of Editing Madness

I finished the first draft of THE UNDERGROUND EMPIRE OF JOSEPH WUNDERKIND a few days ago.  Yesterday I finished the absolute finish of the finishing by adding a short bit to the end and making some corrections/clarification/additions suggested by Megan … Continue reading

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Production Log: The Underground Empire of Joseph Wunderkind

So I’m writing a new novel, one that has been gestating for a long time, though it didn’t really take a nameable form until my April Fool’s Day post of last year.  The novel is based off a dream I … Continue reading

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Production Log: God’s Teeth

Why is it so hard for me to read what I’ve written? Is it because my finished work threatens my life? This is one major reason that revision has always been so hard for me: it is a feeling akin … Continue reading

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Production Log: Mike Malloy

You might think it a little strange for me to be spending a whole production log post on a poem, and in general you’d be right.  For most of my poems, a production log would be a paragraph, if that.  … Continue reading

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Production Log: A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs

Today I’ll be talking about a story, the eponymous story of this post (minus that “Production Log:” part), a story that’s coming up on its third birthday.  The original inspiration came from a quote of James Blish: No one wants … Continue reading

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Production Log: God’s Teeth

Oh man, is revising difficult. Well, not revising itself – though that is difficult, it’s not as difficult as this: reading what I’ve written. I feel like a traitor saying that.  As though I’m betraying writerhood and the Author’s Union … Continue reading

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Production Log: Revision 103

Today we will talk about the bane of all of our entire existences.  Yes, throughout the multiverse, including Earths A through Z and as many numbers as you can count, our writerly existences have been baned. By what, you may … Continue reading

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