• A big (& exciting!) announcement.

    In beginning any piece of writing, and particularly with a lengthy novel, the road ahead is unpredictable. I am currently away from home, and therefore without the appropriate equipment for audio. The customary audio component will be uploaded upon my return.   I spent the summer of 2009 in the sticky heat of Taiwan with two goals in

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  • Blogging is a genre, & don’t you forget it.

    Even the longest Journal entry is never going to occupy the same part of my brain that spends months on a 7000-word essay. Where I become flummoxed is when I confuse the worlds. Listen to me read the below here:   “Writers have to be able to delay gratification. To work without immediate pleasures… If the

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  • How to get creatively unstuck.

    Criminy, am I excited. If you’re able to watch the video, I recommend that you watch the video. (This is a rare chance for me to get to speak to you face-to-face. However, if you need, or prefer, a transcript, I’m providing the text of this below.) I’m so pleased to tell you that Where’s

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  • Infusing magic with a daily ritual.

    Implementing your own ritual, to my mind, involves careful thought and deliberation. Listen to me read the below here:   I wake in the very early hours, anywhere between 2:30AM and 4AM. The sky is black as pitch. The house is silent but for the sounds of my pack breathing. What differentiates habit or routine

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