Category Archives: Writing

First Post of the Year?

I’ve been busy working on The Silverberg Business and setting up as a free-lance book designer. The website for that is here. I wasn’t ready to go 100 percent free-lance, but the day job became something I couldn’t do any … Continue reading

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Helen Marshall Quote

Read this interesting bit in an interview with Helen Marshall: One of the odd things I’ve found as a writer of the fantastic is that the longer the story, the more the story is forced into realism, even if it … Continue reading

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Greene County Library Saves My Ass

I consume a lot of research material. I like to follow whims. My current novel-in-slow-progress (NISP) is a strange/historical/western/Texan/detective story set in 1888. I’ve needed books about the Texas Gulf Coast, the cities of Victoria (see older post here) and … Continue reading

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Rich Needs To Become A Famous Solo Artist; Let’s Help Him Out

Old friend Rich Malley, drummer for a multitude of Austin bands, Kamikaze Refrigerators, Scratch Acid, Happy Family, The Horsies, has recorded a new album, as ManChildATX. It’s called My Mouse Finger Is Insured for $10M and is sure to provide … Continue reading

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Short Post About Being Away And Coming Home

Being true to the spirit of this blog, I should just say, I’m back, with, at most, a photographic accompaniment, and let the reader infer that I must have been somewhere. Instead, I’ll amble along for a few more words, … Continue reading

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Stepan Chapman

Stepan Chapman died. I knew him only briefly and not very well. His novel, The Troika, was an amazing piece of wacky and thoughtful weirdness. I hadn’t seen him in several years. He had a starring role in the The … Continue reading

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Western Thing Finished

First draft anyway. It ended up around 35,000 words, about 10,000 more than I thought it would. Maybe there’s a bunch of crap to cut, or maybe I’ll add enough to get it up to 40,000 (which is officially a … Continue reading

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P&C Out of Print

It appears that the cheaper edition of The Painting and the City is out of print. The expensive one is still available.

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