Monthly Archives: November 2010


The Editing Continues

I had wanted to write a blog post about how well the editing process is going, but then I hit chapter 25, and boy is that chapter a mess. But still, I knew there were a few chapters like this. Overall though, I'm still enjoying the editing process. One of the joys is the actual [...]

November 18th, 2010|Writing|0 Comments

Review – The Painted Man by Peter V Brett

Someone recently asked me what I thought the appeal of The Painted Man was. I mean, the book has been through 7 printings and its sequel was a bestseller. At the time, having then yet to complete the novel I said it was its simple premise: Demons rise at night and lay waste to everything [...]

November 17th, 2010|Book Reviews, Reading|0 Comments

Review – The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas

With a combination of real life dramas and editing work on the novel taking my evenings, my reading has been suffering. To make up for this, I decided to try and find a book that I could read in my lunch break. I’m usually the type of person who reads in long chunks, as I [...]

November 16th, 2010|Book Reviews, Reading|0 Comments

Review – Pop Sculpture: How to Create Action Figures and Collectible Statues

I spent about ten years of my life writing and helping to promote popular collectibles from action figures to resin busts. It’s very easy for an outsider to be dismissive of the art of such things – who didn’t own a Princess Leia action figure that made her look more simian than human. But the [...]

November 10th, 2010|Book Reviews, Reading, Toys|0 Comments

Alt.Fiction Other Worlds

So let’s be honest here, rather than pretend this to be some massive act of fandom. After a week of getting miserable under edits and real life stressing me out, I really needed to get out the house. So on Saturday morning, I jumped in the car and drove a hundred and fifty miles to [...]

November 8th, 2010|Events|0 Comments

Thank You

One of the traits of being a writer (at least for me – I’m not sure if it holds universally true) is that you spend an awful lot of time wondering if you’re any good. I heard someone say that “all good artists constantly doubt themselves” and I hope that’s true, because there are times, [...]

November 6th, 2010|Awards, Writing|0 Comments