Archive of writing

The Daemon is in the Details

on October 29th, 2013 in Blog Post by | No Comments

I’m working hard on Infernal Machines. One of the difficulties in regards to writing a fantasy that takes its worldbuilding foundation from Rome – minus the Greco-Roman gods – is suddenly, with the loss of the Greek panoply, you’ve taken away most of the underpinnings of their society, down to the…

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Perks Explanatory Web Video

on September 20th, 2013 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Because being a web-based “motivation, engagement, and incentive” provider is a hard concept to grasp right off the bat, when I was the marketing manager at Perks.com, I created a series of web videos to help explain and illuminate the Perks value proposition. This is the hero video, the masthead….

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Downtown Partnership TV Spot

on September 5th, 2013 in Portfolio by | 1 Comment

I wrote the song and worked on this commercial when I was at Stone & Ward Advertising. The campaign went on to win best of show at the 2001 Arkansas Addys. Winner, Best of Show 2001 Arkansas Addy Awards To view, click here or the photo. You have to view…

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WorldCon 2013 Recap

on September 3rd, 2013 in Blog Post by | 2 Comments

Learned a lot of stuff about the publishing industry and had much of what I knew of human nature – both the noble and the base – confirmed. Mostly through my own silly behavior. Took some notes during the convention and this pretty much sums up how I feel about…

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The Lennon-McCartney Theory of Self-Editing

on August 27th, 2013 in Blog Post by | 5 Comments

Once, a few years ago, I happened to pick up a couple of Stephen King novels I hadn’t read before. I can’t explain why I had not read them except maybe it was because they were massive and I didn’t want to commit countless hours, then. They truly were great…

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The Best Part of Writing is Making Shit Up

on August 23rd, 2013 in Blog Post by | No Comments

The best part of writing – other than the fame and fortune, right? – is when you’re in the groove and you just start pulling shit out of your ass and it works. All the mechanics of writing are subsumed and you’re free for imaginative play. (You might call it…

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The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Trailer

on August 14th, 2013 in Portfolio by | 1 Comment

When it came time to make a book trailer for my novel, The Twelve-Fingered Boy, both my publisher and I decided that I could do a better job than probably anyone they could hire. So I created this one myself. The thing about book trailers is that most of them are terrible…

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Why I Write

on May 17th, 2013 in Blog Post by | 2 Comments

This originally appeared on my old blog, The Bastardized Version. Recently, especially after yesterday’s post where we narrowly averted a self-publishing kerfuffle, I’ve been thinking about why artists keep striving despite the odds and I went back to read it. And, I must say, I was actually moved by something…

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The Benefits of Being Unpublished

on May 16th, 2013 in Blog Post by | 23 Comments

File this post under: FANTASY. And, per comments, TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING So, going by the title of this post, I can say right away that if you’re still unpublished you probably have a dayjob and there’s a good possibility that you have health benefits. So you got that going for you…

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The War of Art

on April 30th, 2013 in Blog Post by | 2 Comments

There’s all stripes of writing advice out there and, surprisingly, almost all of it is good. As a writer, much of the journey is discovering what works for you and what doesn’t. The only way to come to understand what works for you is through completion. If you’re not finishing things, then…

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