Month: December 2005

  • We Have Gremlins

    Into every biological existence of finite duration some metaphorical liquid precipitation must gravitate downward at a rapid rate of acceleration. Hi. I hope your Yule/Christmas/Hanukkah/Other Decemberish Holiday was wonderful, and that your New Year will kick ass. I apologize for my sudden vanishment; I found myself in a place without Internet or a computer where…

  • Cover Art: Create A Character Clinic

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  • How I Became A Reader (and a Writer)

    Like the other people who have answered this question, my relationship with education was an odd one, and my introduction to reading started early. My mother taught me to read by getting me a Dr. Seuss Books subscription–one book in the Dr. Seuss line-up came to our house every month, and went into rotation with…

  • Bulgarian Rights

    Got the neatest news today. I sold (or, rather, Penguin Putnam sold) Bulgarian translation rights to MIDNIGHT RAIN; the book should be available in Bulgaria and wherever else the purchasing publisher distributes sometime this month. Bulgarian rights. So cool. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • Done, DONE, Done, DONE!

    Create A Character Clinic is done. Came in at just over 30,000 words, is on its way in beta version to my readers, and I am HAPPY. And done for at least a few days. Heard from Claire this morning that she loved I SEE YOU, that the revisions are small and few, and that…

  • Politics Sucks

    Haven’t heard of the Barrett Report? You probably won’t. Our government in action, deciding once again that we don’t need to know. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • Should Finish the Create A Character Clinic Today

    With luck, and a bit of diligent effort, I should have the first draft for Create A Character Clinic finished today. I have two beta readers already lined up. I need two more. There is, of course, a catch. I don’t have an editor for this project, so my beta readers will have to be…

  • A Writer’s Goodbye: Frank O’Brien Andrew

    Now that I’m here, I’m lost for words. As I mentioned before, I never met Frank in person. But when I needed knowledgeable people to offer criticism on LAST GIRL DANCING, Frank gave me an in-depth view of Atlanta that changed significantly the direction the story took. When I needed someone to look over the…

  • Inspiration Revisited

    I’m bringing in and categorizing posts from the old Silent Bounce weblog, preparatory to deleting it pretty soon. Came across this favorite post, and thought I’d return it to your attention, as a reminder that odds are beatable, and you are exactly the person to beat them. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • Why Public Schools Fail to Create Readers

    Here’s an article I dug out for one of my worldbuilders. It’s well-written, it’s fascinating, it’s full of history, it’s true, and if you haven’t run across it before, you’re going to struggle with some major resistance to what it says. You won’t like what you read. But, with that in mind, it’s something every…