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  • Red Pen

    Two Sentences

    This morning I finally started the official rewrite of my first novel, and it went about as well as you would expect.

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  • Me at 18

    Punk Rock Preacher - Sample Scenes

    I’m working on a new novel set in the 90s Christian punk/hardcore scene (which I was heavily involved in), and I put together a few example scenes just for myself to help establish the language and feeling I want to use.

    Tags: fiction, samples

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  • Shep and Me

    Little Tommy and the Big Parade

    This is a short story for my three-year-old son, but it's pretty fun for adults. Maybe I'll give up on horror and write about little boys and dragons.

    Tags: fiction, tommy

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  • Outdoor Writing Setup

    My iPad Pro is My Favorite Writing Tool

    I have been thinking a lot about how I use my iPad for writing because I don’t have my iPad right now. I had to send it in for repairs after incident with my son and some hot chocolate, and now I'm enumerating the ways it has been great for my writing.

    Tags: writing, tools

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  • Rough Draft

    The Push

    This weekend, I finished the rough draft of my first novel, and it wrapped up (one of many) big pushes I have experienced trying to get any big project across the finish line. This time, I made notes for my future self.

    Tags: writing, process, novels

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  • Cousin Time

    Holiday Writing

    I wrote every day over the holidays, and ended up finding the joy of “margin” to be less stressed going forward.

    Tags: writing

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  • Cappuccino SF

    My Winter 2020 Writing Schedule

    For those interested, this post is a “behind-the-scenes” look at one of things I'm doing to crank out about 6k-7k words/week toward my novel (and none of this counts).

    Tags: writing, process

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  • Oom Paul Pipe

    Reese’s Pieces

    One day, not that long ago, my friend John jumped onto Slack to announce “I found Reese’s Pieces.” I joked that it sounded like a tragedy until I saw the title case, but “I found Reese’s pieces” would be a great opening line. He said it sounded noir, and so I wrote a short story.

    Tags: short story, fiction

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  • Qwerkywriter S

    New Book Sneak Peek

    Okay, so this is different, but I thought it would be fun to put out a sneak peek of one of the chapters I was just working on for my book.

    Tags: book, writing, horror, Bible

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  • Jeremy and a Pipe

    NaNoWriMo and How I Quit Before it Began

    This year, I signed up for — and then quit — NaNoWriMo in all of twenty-four hours.

    Tags: writing, creating

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