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TO MY READERS (ALL TEN OF YOU!) THANKS!

Well, 2013, and so much to do. Have not blogged much, but if you enjoy my posts you can find me more active at Ridlerville’s fan page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ridlerville  Just wanted to stop and say thanks to everyone who has … Continue reading

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BLOOD AND SAWDUST IS HERE!

Happy Halloween everyone! And what better way to celebrate than with a novel that can justly be described as “Fight Club . . . with a Vampire!” BLOOD AND SAWDUST IS HERE!!! Just click the cover and check out the … Continue reading

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Quickie Thinks

When my energy sags, and I need a pick me up, some authors inspire me more than others. Something about not only what they write, but how they write, how they approach their work, acts like a catalyst in my … Continue reading

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I’ve written a third installment of my own ruminations on speed and quality in writing fiction and history, but I’m still polishing it. 

But wanted to mention, for those who enjoy “fast” writing, that one of best opinions on the subject came from Jay Lake, years ago, in Jay’s Rules of Writing. In his argument for the value of writing a story a week for a year, he came to the conclusion that not everything you write will be gold. Much of it will be crap. In fact, half of it will be worthless, 25% will need heavy lifting, and 25% will be ready for the slush pile with a little clean up. 

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“I Was A Teenage Umber Hulk!” An Homage to Dungeons and Dragons!

Elizabeth White, who has been kind enough to review the Spar books (and, thankfully, enjoyed them!) asked me back to do a post on any topic I wanted. Given that role playing games are critical to DICE ROLL, I figured … Continue reading

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Dice Roll is here!

In Ridlerville, when it rains, it pours. Four neat things happened this week: I sold one of my best stories to a well paying market. My flash fiction piece, “Punchlines” is up at OUT OF THE GUTTER! I’m interviewed about … Continue reading

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Fun at the Theater: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Yesterday, Nick Mamatas and I went to the Aurora Theater to watch Kristoffer Diaz’s play, and Pulitzer finalist, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY. It’s the story of a young Puerto Rican kid in the Bronx named Mace who loves … Continue reading

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