Sheer Exhaustion

I asked Sarah what I should write about today, offering a few tongue-in-cheek suggestions and ending with the title of this post. That one, she replied. She knows where I'm at in life, because both of us are staring the abyss of exhaustion in the face and daring it to come closer. As a writer,... Continue Reading →

Halloween Sale and More

(Updated @ 1130 hrs) It’s the time of ghouls and goblins and things that go bump in the night. Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. To celebrate this year, some of the Mad Genii and friends are taking part in a limited time sale of some of their work. (Be sure to confirm the prices... Continue Reading →

Nano Nono

In keeping with the Nanowrimo theme this week, I'm going to ramble on for a while about it, too. Of course, my perspective is a tad... different, not least because I don't do Nano, and will probably never do it. Why not? Mostly because the main purpose of Nano is something I'm already doing –... Continue Reading →

To Nano or not to Nano

In case you haven't figured it out by the last three MGC posts, NaNoWriMo is almost upon us. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It is the bane and the boon of many writers. We look forward to it with excitement and, at the same time, more than a little fear. Excitement... Continue Reading →

Skating away

Skating Away On the thin ice of the new day (track 11 Warchild, Jethro Tull) On Sunday afternoon I found myself – for my sins -- on a hot tin roof. No, I wasn’t trying to get closer to heaven either with delusions that altitude or landing on my head would help. Not being very... Continue Reading →

The point of NaNoWriMo: an opinion

I was asked, "How would you address a middleschool creative writing class, on the eve of NaNoWriMo? For those who have been living in an internet-free zone for the past six years, National Novel Writing Month is the yearly November festival of "Getteth Thine Butteth In Thine Chaireth, And Typeth." This is my response: Everyone... Continue Reading →

Write Me

As the month of NaNoWriMo looms in the near future, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the one time I did it – and won – why I don’t do it every year, and what I’d suggest to those who want to succeed with it. Here’s the thing: you can NoWri... Continue Reading →

Post Delayed on Account of Toddler

Hey, all you serial killers (and batch: don't want to discriminate). Wee Dave decided two hours before his usual wake-up time was an excellent time to rouse himself from slumber (much like Dread Cthulhu, ftagn) and make a hash of my writing time. The Creature is sated (for now: souls digest quickly, though not easily)... Continue Reading →

Why Do We Do This To Ourselves?

  When you take dictation from the voices in your head, it's easy to forget that not everything works the way those voices tell you. This might have a little something to do with the way so many writers fall for smooth-talking political hackery (along with the issues that often come along with the whole... Continue Reading →

Up ↑