I've been actively editing the manuscript over the last several weeks, gutting and reconstructing several chapters that I had written months earlier but still had a sliver of some ineffable quality that I couldn't quite put my finger on. A certain not-yet-ready-for-prime-time quality. I wasn't quite sure what that quality was before, but now that… Continue reading Sherman: A So-Informal-That-Clothing-Is-Optional Introduction
Previous generations before mine grew up on Bible stories. For my generation, those Bible stories instantly became obsolete the second the first Star Wars movie debuted on the silver screen back in 1977. I must've seen all these movies at least a hundred times by now. All the different versions of them! In different languages!… Continue reading My Characters Have Visual Leitmotifs
There's actually a lot more to Silver Brown than that which can be downloaded from this site. The present manuscript is about 104,000 words long, but most of it needs major revisions and there are plenty of darlings that need to be killed, as Faulkner would put it. There's also a particularly poignant passage I… Continue reading Missing Torso
First of all, let me start by wishing you all a very merrie solstice. May all your feasting and orgying this holiday season satisfy the gut and the heart, and may the birth of a new sun usher in a year of happiness and prosperity for you and yours. As my gift to you, it… Continue reading The Eclosion of Four New Chapters!
Hark! An anti-miracle of Unnature is unfolding! This literary creature growing like a Xenomorph inside my innards is due to undergo the first of many moltings in a fortnight. It should be quite a ghoulishly surreal sight to behold, although I would advise against touching its discarded exoskeleton without asbestos gloves, lest it sting you… Continue reading A Fire For Yule (last phoneme optional)