Archive for June, 2007

Writing yourself into a box

June 29th, 2007

I’ve done it before- start a story, things are shaping up nicely… and suddenly you run out of ideas, or the story takes a turn you can’t seem to flesh out. I’m staring that in the face right now with a story line on It starts with this post, titled Dalene. The comment thread […]

Methuselah’s Daughter, Part Two, Chapters 12 & 13

June 26th, 2007

Latest two chapters are up on It opens with more talk between Int and Zsallia, then moves forward with the tale of Att and Attuz. As the book progresses a real antagonism develops between Zsallia and her ghost writer, reflecting the growing tension between Dean and me that eventually culminated in our ending the […]

More from The Rose: The Bishop

June 24th, 2007

The Bishop’s parlor was comfortable, but not ostentatious, bearing an air of studious contemplation: incense and old leather, the smell of libraries, every chair an invitation to sit and lose oneself in some weighty tome. Both Dralosahde and Cocia had spent many a day in such rooms in Temples, Churches, and guildhalls. His Excellency Bishop […]

Simple Truths

June 20th, 2007

Scott Adams nails the Fringe Environmentalists in 3 short panels.

Methuselah’s Daughter, Part Two, Chapter 11

June 14th, 2007

Chapter 11 of Methuselah’s Daughter is up at This marks the beginning of Part Two of the book, subtitled Destiny’s Road as a quiet tribute to Larry Niven, a favorite author of mine. Part One was subtitled Where The Sidewalk Ends in honor of Shel Sliverstien. The subtitles were chosen with care to attempt […]

Dark Shadows

June 8th, 2007

Dark Shadows- The Evil of Barnabus Collins, Via Jayne We both agree it’s time for a Movie. Tim Burton directs, Johnny Depp as Barnabus Collins.

More from The Rose

June 8th, 2007

This is more from the story The Rose. While these pieces are pretty complete the actual story never was finished. It was based partly on a GURPS campaign that never proceeded past the first few hours of gameplay- I’d thought it had lots of promise so I decided to write it as a novella, but […]

Steve, Don’t Eat It!

June 5th, 2007

Somehow this reminds me of the lunch line at Kennedy Jr High way back in the day…


June 4th, 2007

So, a chapter at a time I’m going through the Novel and trying to fix stuff. Mostly it’s grammar an d punctuation- so much of this was written in a stream-of-consciousness mode and that means lots of commas and weird sentence structures. It all looked right two or three years ago, but now it’s just […]

Methuselah’s Daughter, Part One, Chapter 10

June 3rd, 2007

The latest chapter of the novel is up at I try to put up a chapter every couple of weeks, but it can get spotty, particularly if it’s a longer piece. I read through everything and try to fix anything that makes me cringe, but it’s mostly as it was initially released. We really […]

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