The Novelist Reflects on November 8th, 2012

Nanowrimo — novel way to bring out the writer in you – Nation | The Star Online -> Please consider using one of these nice people! Outskirts Press Sponsors NaNoWriMo 2012 – SFGate -> 'NaNoWriMo' and why it's good for your business – Detroit Marketing | -> What a concept! […]


The Novelist Reflects on November 2nd, 2012

@NaNoWriMo @riznphnx I agree, Nice Shirt! I pre-ordered this year, am wearing it tonight. in reply to NaNoWriMo ->

The Novelist Reflects on May 21st, 2012

Fiction Addiction: May's hottest new novels – Opinion – NZ Herald News -> Best-selling author James Patterson gives back to alma mater Manhattan College with $80G donation – NY Daily News -> Study: In Teen Books, Foul-Mouthed Characters Are Rich, Cool, and Hot – Hans Villarica – Health – The Atlantic […]


The Novelist Reflects on April 7th, 2012

Too much junk food can lead to depression: (Or too little, in my case.) Study – CBS News -> This is a man we all should listen to: Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Essential Tips For Short Story Writing (VIDEO) -> Do we need to move to NC? New novels from three N.C. writers […]


The Novelist Reflects on March 12th, 2012

Writing Books in the Cloud: Part 1 – Personal-tech/digital-content – Digital Content – BYTE -> We've All Been There! Weekly Writing: Insomnia | The Writer’s Block: Living a Writer’s Life – -> Did they do it? DOJ targets Apple and publishers for e-book price fixing – -> […]


The Novelist Reflects on February 27th, 2012

Author Cautions Women Against Losing Faith – Times Union -> Teen Writing Site Figment Buys Rival, HarperCollins’ Inkpop | mocoNews -> Crowdfunding: An Opportunity For Agents As Well As Authors – Forbes -> Barney Rosset: 'Most important' U.S. publisher of the 20th century – -> […]


On This Day in History…

Absolutely nothing happened. Relating to writers, I mean. Can’t find a thing.

What did happen? Well, 168 years ago the Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti. Seems the father of that split has fallen on hard times, compared to the child. Maybe Haiti should have gone along for the ride?

The Reichstag building was destroyed […]


The Novelist Reflects on February 11th, 2012

Taking writing to new heights! 'Writing out' a 787 flight plan never so much fun for Boeing pilots | -> You're never too young! Life Beyond School: Teens publish book about their lives beyond school – -> You know him as Harry Potter: DanRad Encourages Young Authors With 500 WORDS! | […]


Cats and Dragons

Why are cats, especially black ones, the typical companions of witches? Why not a nice, shiny dragon?

Cats are especially good entropy engines. I know, I’ve lived with (at least) one for over 50 years of my life. They knock things over and don’t put them back; they are messy eaters, and terrible at cleaning […]


Wakin’ Up in a First Person Mood

When you roll out of the sack, early in the A of M, do you start thinking about your writing for the day? Or has your brain already been ticking over for a while, putting together clever dialog for your mystery? How does your writing routine fire up, is the question of the day.

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