Tag Archives: writing

through the black chicken gate (thoughts on worldbuilding) part 1

I had a rather important new piece of the Kekionga background fall down on me all in a chunk over the weekend. It’s doesnt happen often, having a significant idea right at your desk, with the notebook for that project … Continue reading

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twine time

Let’s take the time to think about … twine.  It’s not something you think about a lot; most of us have replaced it (if we ever had it) with rubber bands or wire twisties or cable ties or bungee cords.  … Continue reading

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auto show notebook

It was a close call; we had to wait until the last possible day, but yes, we made it to the Chicago Auto Show this year.  You’ll have to wait a bit to see a few selections from the more … Continue reading

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scripty doodles

Script day–I batted out the final revision of a six page story for my new collection.  And writing means legal pads and legal pads mean doodles in the margins. For the last couple of years, I’ve been completely obsessed with … Continue reading

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photographic notebook

For writers who came up before the digital revolution, and many who were born later, nothing ever will replace the little paper notebook.  Nothing to charge up, nothing to turn on, no lights, no sound, nothing to distract or alarm, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 146: spread your tiny wings

Yet another in the sporadic but definitely ongoing series “Pretty Good Dragons”, we have Albus, of the breed sometimes known as the Snowbird*.  Yes, this is the same drawing you can see in the photograph of the disgraceful mess on … Continue reading

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inks from my new story!

In a previous post, I showed you the pencils from the title page/mock cover of my new story “Theme Song”, and I thought you might want to see the finished inks. The concept is that this is the cover for … Continue reading

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automotive cryptid questions

Q) How can you tell when a sasquatch has been driving your car? A) The seat is pushed all the way back and the rear view mirrors are pointed more or less straight up. Q) How do you know it … Continue reading

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to the sports page:

Attention, sports page editors and sports writers in general: Although I myself am not athletic (at all), I quite like watching sports and particularly reading about them. Many sports writers have a good handle on the English language and can … Continue reading

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stone age song

Today I’m digging through old work and I revised a script for a story to include in the my new anthology comic.  Here’s a song from her childhood that Gale, the Unfrozen Cave Girl Woman, sings while she works on … Continue reading

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