A week from today, I start a new day job. If you follow The Juggling Writer, you know I’m a tech writer…and you know that while I talk about my day job on occasion, I don’t talk specifically about where I work. So I won’t discuss that, but…during the interview process for the new day […]
My wife knew my writing before she knew me. We’d been hired to work for an independent comic book company — me, as a writer and her, as an artist. She’d read several scripts I’d written and she hoped that we’d work together on something, but that wasn’t to be. Still…she knew my writing and […]
Sunday, I used ye olde random number generator to determine who won the Kindle Touch I’m giving away for the Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors essay contest. Congratulations to Anita Callender!
I recently wrote about the effort many writers spend in pursuit of getting people to know they exist…how the race to create a “platform” or “brand” trumps actually writing for some. It’s a pretty simple formula: spend a lot of time totally connected to social media, being a personality who shares links to great writing […]
When the effort involved in getting people to know your writing exists becomes almost as much as the writing itself (or more), is it really worth it? What have we lost when we constantly update Facebook and Twitter at every free moment instead of sitting or standing in silence, thinking? Is productivity killing your creativity? […]
For some reason, May and June always seem to be the busiest months for me as a writer. This June is no exception; in fact, it’s probably busier than most. I’m definitely earning the title “Juggling Writer” this month. Here’s what’s going on: Kickstarter I quickly mentioned the Kickstarter project for Hell Comes with Wood […]
The Kickstarter project for Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors went live as Venus traveled across the sun. I’d say that’s reason enough to check it out!
I think the first Chris Ware comic work I saw was in Jab Comics Anthology (not to be confused with the adult comic), in the early 90s. (His little potato guy strips.) Some time after that, it was Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and all that followed. Ware is one of those cartoonists […]
This morning on Twitter, Michael Magras asked what “Fiction for men,” is supposed to mean. It’s perhaps a bit of a rhetorical question, as well as a way of saying, “I read much more than what is deemed ‘fiction for men.’”(From what I’ve seen, Michael’s very well read and reads anything and everything!) I think […]
Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo. The first issue of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman I picked up was #8. I’d recently gotten back into comic books and it just looked cool. (It was!) I’ve had the chance of meeting him in […]
I previously mentioned that I’m giving away a Kindle Touch as part of an essay contest for the relaunch of Hell Comes with Wood Paneled Doors. I love the entries I’ve received so far, and look forward to reading more. Last week, I made a little video reminder about the contest in which I show […]
I recently mentioned that I was working on a novella called Old Man. Well, a draft is done, and I’m beginning to polish things up a bit before offering it as an e-book. I also mentioned that I’d give everybody a sneak peek at Old Man. That sneak peek is right here. What is Old […]
Part 1: It Started in the Basement Part 2: Stephen King Part 3: My [Kinds of] Monster Movies Part 4: My Own Tales of Terror * * * If you don’t know the name Joss Whedon, you’ve probably at least heard about a little movie called The Avengers that he wrote and directed. But a […]