Fiction is Never Finished

August 15, 2012 in General Topics

Van Gogh ChairChief among many classical philosophies is the idea that whatever object a person creates can be nothing more than something approaching what is desired. For example, a chair is not a chair — it’s the idea of a chair. The craftsman gets as far as possible, but is forever incapable of achieving the exact end-result he chases.

Fiction-writing, please report front-and-center.
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A Dramatic Reminder to Write What I Know

January 23, 2012 in General Topics

Recently I was reminded of the old writer’s axiom: “Write what you know”. Perhaps “reminded” is an understatement. Let’s try “kicked with the steel-toed boot of feedback”.

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Finished a novel for a friend; Writing Roadblock

August 25, 2011 in General Topics

I recently had the pleasure to read the first draft of Gareth D. Jones’ novel Gap Years. I’m impressed.
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Update on The Tyrant Stratagem

August 2, 2011 in General Topics

So I think I’ve finally crossed the imaginary boundary with the comments received back from the Expert Reader, in which I’ve hopefully made enough revisions to satisfy any lingering concerns he or I had about the story as a whole.
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All quiet out there; update on editing

July 25, 2011 in General Topics

I’m still waiting to hear back on, well — all of my stories. The latest ones were submitted in the middle of June, so I should start getting some sort of pop back anytime soon. In the meantime, editing continues on The Tyrant Stratagem.
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