Monthly Archives: February 2014

Group Participation: Good Advice You’ve Gotten on the Craft of Writing

I’m drilling down into this novella today, so while I’m off banging it out, a question for the writers in the crowd: What’s some good advice you’ve gotten on the craft of writing? I’m not talking airy, metaphysical revelations that someone dropped into your skull on what writing means, or anything like that. I mean, […]

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These Books Are Partially My Fault

And I mean that in the best way possible. Marko Kloos, the author, was a student of mine at Viable Paradise a few years ago, and among other things I did there, I critiqued part of what would become Terms of Enlistment. Marko finished it up and released it first as a self-pubbed book and […]

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About That Coke Ad

Dear every conservative getting his underwear in a twist about that Coca Cola Super Bowl commerical in which not only was the “deeply Christian patriotic anthem” sung in something other than the English that Jesus spoke, but also featured a gay couple being happy with their kid: Dudes, you’re aware that Katharine Lee Bates, the […]

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RIP, Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Wall Street Journal, NY Post, NY Times and other outlets are reporting that Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead, reportedly from a drug overdose. He was 46. He was a terrific actor and has an Oscar for his efforts, but what I liked most about him was the fact that both in look and demeanor, […]

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