Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting

Put it where the sun don’t shine

I was listening to a podcast, I think it was Mur Lafferty’s “I should be Writing”, and she was interviewing Scott Sigler. He recommended that any new author should write his or her first novel, edit it, and then put it somewhere dark and lonely away from the world and potential view. I can see […]

Countless Babies Cry

February 17, 2012
Countless Babies Cry

Well. You can imagine the uproar I created when, last week, when I completely forgot to post my Friday blog. The phone lines haven’t stopped ringing, the emails boopittybooping, the teletypes ticking, and the carrier pigeons cooing and crapping in my pool. Throughout the world, countless babies cry, radium decays, the polar ice caps recede, […]

Young Adult Urban Fantasy

February 2, 2012
Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. Did I mention I’m listening to Tim Power’s book, “On Stranger Tides”? As I mentioned in my review of “Declare” there was historical basis for many of the events surrounding Kim Filby. I think this book will be similar in that there is a lot about pirates. Specifically Black […]

“The Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin. A review.

Dear imaginary friends and non-existent readers. I had promised you the review of “The Game of Thrones” written by George R. R. Martin, but I have had some experiences with writing and publishing, this week, that I want to share with you instead. Not really. Laura Nicole is a fan of “The Game of Thrones”. […]

Ok. So I lied.

January 20, 2012
Ok. So I lied.

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting I was planning on writing a review of George R. R. Martin’s first book in the “Game of Thrones” series, but I’m having an internal battle. I hate to break a promise to my many imaginary readers, but since you don’t truly exist, does it really matter?   As […]

Declare by Tim Powers

January 13, 2012
Declare by Tim Powers

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting   “Declare” by Tim Powers. A book review. In defense of audio fiction. I listened to this book on audio which I purchased from Audible.com. I mention to my friends at work that I am ‘listening’ to a book and they make some condescending remark like, “books are supposed […]

Two things I learned

January 6, 2012
Two things I learned

Things I learned BY Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I read a blog post this week and I learned two things: 1) Don’t write like you talk. 2) Make and support your point early on. This is how the article taught me these things: I often write like I talk. I assumed that created a conversational […]

Resolutions, Retrospection, Realization, and other words that begin with R.

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting I ran on Monday night. Only the second time since the marathon on October 1st. My twin brother told me he was preparing for a half marathon in March and I told him I would prepare with him. It ends up that he will run one in Modesto with […]

“The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi” A Review

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. ‘The Windup Girl’ I finished a book. It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything much longer than six thousand words. Audible makes it easy and I just listen while I work. Here’s my review of ‘The Windup Girl’ by Paolo Bacigalupi. I heard this novel mentioned several […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRighting – Traffic Circles

Traffic Circles By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I had two things I was going to choose from to write about this week, but tonight as I was driving home from the grocery store, I got hooked into a rant. I just can’t ignore a good rant. So you’ll have to wait until next week to […]

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