Category Archives: Writing

“Are we thus insanely to countenance the foolish error of the Manichaeans?”

So I thought I was getting a nice quiet day at home (to send lots of grown-up e-mails about school, incidentally), but as it turns out I am working after all. Fortunately I can throw you the nearest paper from … Continue reading

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Spiders, King Arthur, and the Orb

Dad’s mom came for a few days and I didn’t get any writing done, and I’m feeling a bit out of practice. The fact that my sister has been using me for a pillow isn’t really helping. Layamon’s Brut is on … Continue reading

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Just fraternizing

The Adventures of the Motley Crew have reached eighty thousand (80,000) words, and I expect it will pause there for a while (I’d be pleasantly surprised if it didn’t, but that seems unlikely). We had our last get-together on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Si medicus quisquam in horto prostratus

The announcement I said might come in the last post, except I forgot about it, which I also said I might do, is here now. I am working on a new novel, probably on the shorter side. The idea sort … Continue reading

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So what *have* I been writing?

I’ve already mentioned setting OtN down for a bit while I hunt up articles, but the Camp NaNo stats are still going up, so what am I doing? The story really deserves its own title, as I’m ten thousand words … Continue reading

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What a lot of funny things go by

Camp is next week — we leave Sunday afternoon. I will not be posting, nor probably writing (except notes in my black notebook to make sure I don’t forget important things) all that week. I did try to do the … Continue reading

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Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax

This is going to be a long post. This “artist’s statement” was supposed to be a lot shorter, but you know how that goes. I even tried to abridge it and then found too many gaps in the argument that … Continue reading

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