Category Archives: about writing

Reader Questions: About NaNoWriMo…

Meridith asks: I’d love to hear more about how you commit to nanowrimo every year – how you make time while balancing family, work, etc., what motivates you to keep going, and how it’s different from your writing practice the … Continue reading

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Leave me be

Tonight is turning out to be a difficult night to write.  Not because I can’t find the words but because I feel crowded.  I’m more sensitive than usual to the noises and presence of the people I live with.  I’m … Continue reading

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Calls for Submission… Letters For My Siblings

Micah, at NeutroisNonsense, made an exciting announcement a couple of weeks ago:  Transgress Press had chosen them to be the co-editor on an anthology entitled Letters For My Siblings.  Here’s some info, for more look to Micah’s post. Deadline: February 1, … Continue reading

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Naughty Bits Writing Prompt… Questions for Writers who Write About Sex

A friend posted this article, Let’s Read About Sex, to my Facebook page and suggested that I consider answering the same questions in a blog post. Several writers were asked these questions: Why is writing about sex so difficult? What … Continue reading

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Writing the Novel, Writing my Life

When I started writing my novel, I saw it as a story about Buddy, a character similar to myself, sharing some of my experiences but having some that I’d never experienced.  I knew that writing the bits I hadn’t lived … Continue reading

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Thumbing It in

I did get some writing done while on vacation, but it wasn’t the ‘sit down at the keyboard with a furrowed brow’ kind of writing.  Noooooo, my Muse was in a mood last week, striking when I was not in … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out My Pockets

Tonight my family and I will be flying out to Florida for spring break.  We’ll be in the Cocoa Beach – Melbourne area staying with my not-inlaws, getting pool time, beach time and time with my wife’s relatives (both sides … Continue reading

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Novel Intentions

What I’m trying to do with my novel is transform my personal journey into fiction without losing the truth of it.  Buddy is definitely a part of me, sometimes a part of me I envy for his honesty and courage, … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out My Pockets

Before I head out of town and out of internet range for the weekend, I should empty my pockets and do a few updates. Illness Update:  I’m finally well again.  I got a flu virus right after I got my … Continue reading

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Let’s Have Some Fun… Toss Me Some Prompts

Things have been a bit heavy and serious around here at the Butchtastic World Headquarters, so I got together with my staff (the voices in my head, plus a trusted adviser) and we came up with a fun activity for … Continue reading

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