Category Archives: Moment of Excellence

Liner Notes

Did you know I’m an author? Seriously. I have eleven books you can go out right now and buy, and the next one is due on Halloween. Crazy, right? Whenever a new one comes out, I like to share the … Continue reading

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Liner Notes: Daughters of Arkham

Writing is generally considered to be a solitary pursuit. It’s what misanthropes like me do to remain connected with the rest of humanity. If I had any kind of interpersonal skills I’d be able to work in an office like … Continue reading

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Liner Notes: The Dark Price of Ahriman

I don’t quite know what people imagine a writer’s process to be. Some probably think we retire to book-stuffed studies and write while classical music wafts ethereally through the air. Some probably think we roll out of bed, slam a … Continue reading

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Liner Notes: The Last Son of Ahriman

Between this blog and my feature over at Fanboy, I think I’ve come out as an avid roleplaying gamer at least half a dozen times. For some reason, it still feels like this weird, shameful secret. Probably because it sort … Continue reading

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The Best Movies Never Made: Clown Syndrome

Director Eli Roth Writer Justin Robinson Starring Jake Johnson, Donald Glover, Doug Jones, Emo Philips, Wilford Brimley Taglines 2 friends. 1 motel. 1000 clowns. Tonopah, Nevada: a clown without pity. A clown is just makeup. No… listen. A clown is … Continue reading

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Liner Notes: Get Blank

I was given a piece of advice by someone whose words, at least on the publishing industry, I treat as gospel: “If you want a career as a writer, you have to do a series.” This was exactly the opposite … Continue reading

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Rules of Writing: Death or Lumberjack

Endings are hard. Endings are important. And because of this, endings are scary. Let’s say you’re trying to end something long-form, say, a television series or a novel or a series of novels. You’ve written an story that spans hundreds … Continue reading

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