Monthly Archives: August 2010

Top Posts from 2010 (so far)

I like playing with the tracking on my blog sometimes. Here are the most popular posts on this blog, by month, for 2010 so far. It’s very interesting to see which posts seem to be of more general interest. January: … Continue reading

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Rear, meet seat; fingers, meet keyboard.

One of my favorite pithy sayings about writing is “ass in chair, fingers on keyboard.” It’s short and to the point. Unless you write standing up, or perhaps sitting on a rubber doughnut, it’s pretty standard for a writer to … Continue reading

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Charles Sorley, "Barbury Camp"

Barbury Camp We burrowed night and day with tools of lead,Heaped the bank up and cast it in a ringAnd hurled the earth above. And Caesar said,“Why, it is excellent. I like the thing.”We, who are dead,Made it, and wrought, … Continue reading

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Edmund Blunden, "After the Bombing"

After The Bombing My hesitant design it was, in a time when no man feared,To make a poem on the last poor flower to have grown on the patch of landWhere since a gray enormous stack of shops and offices … Continue reading

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Research – When to Stop

I actually stole this topic from a discussion I read…somewhere, a while back. The question was, “when do you stop researching?” I have two answers.My first answer is never. You never stop researching because everything you read or look at … Continue reading

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Steampunk Worldbuilding Questions

I’m in the early stages of creating a world in which a steampunk Western can take place. Here are some of the questions I’m asking myself. Some of them I answered promptly; some of them I’m still pondering.1. Alternate history … Continue reading

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My New Steampunk Project

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for me.For the last few months I’ve been working on a sequel to my World War One werewolf novel, but my next published novel for Spice will be a different project instead: a … Continue reading

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WWI Wheels

French soldiers with a bicycle. A bicycle ambulance. Belgian soldiers on motorcycles.

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Novelists, Inc. Guest Post

I’m a guest poster today at the Novelists, Inc. Blog on “I Like Being Reviewed. Really.” Please drop by and check it out!

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Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, "Hill-born"

Hill-born I sometimes wonder if it’s really true I ever knew Another life Than this unending strife With unseen enemies in lowland mud;And wonder if my blood Thrilled ever to the tune Of clean winds blowing through an April noon … Continue reading

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