How to use Scrivener to Organize a Serial Novel

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I envisioned Ten Thousand Gods, originally, as a single novel. But I know how much consumers love a series, as evidenced by the current spate of superhero movies, if not John Sandford’s oeuvre. I thought I might like to try writing a series, and 10KGods was a big enough idea to accommodate such a thing. Having just finished Hearts Racing, though, and having experienced a taste of life with a traditional publisher, I thought I might also like to go back to self publishing. I don’t mean to say that... Read The Rest →

On Writer’s Block


I had a terrible case of writer’s block once. I went to see a doctor. I explained what writer’s block is. I am a writer, I told him, but I cannot write. When I sit down at the computer, nothing comes out. “Oh yes?” he said. “That does sound bad. You want to work, but you just can’t make yourself do it.” The last two words trailed out softly, faded like the last wisps of a dying fire. He leaned back on his wheeled stool and gazed up at the... Read The Rest →

I will present a panel at DragonCon

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I will make the paneling with Peter David and Keith R.A DeCandido at DragonCon on Friday, Sept 4th at 5:30 PM. So much panel! Here’s a little more about the two gentlemen with whom I will make said panel: Peter David is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media: Television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories, and comic books, and acquired followings in all of them. Keith R.A. DeCandido calls himself “the painfully retro web site... Read The Rest →

First Look: Ten Thousand Gods Cover Art by Bear Roberts


I met my buddy Bear Roberts back when I was a working musician, sloping around paint-peeling corridors with my too-wordy songs. Like a good friend would, Bear came to my shows and clapped. I’ll never forget that, even if I’ve already forgotten the ends of those evenings. There is much to like about Bear. Among other things, he often refers to himself in the third person, e.g. “I think it’s about bed time for old Bear,” or “I think that’ll do fine for Bear.” If you have time and are... Read The Rest →

I’ll sign and sell books at Decatur Book Fest


I will be signing books at the Atlanta Writer’s Club tent within the Decatur Book Fest on Saturday, Sept 5th, 11am. My usual signing policy will be in effect: I’ll sign any book, not just mine, and any name. Want a poorly-drawn forgery of Kurt Vonnegut’s signature on your copy of 50 Shades? I’m your man. And if you’d like to purchase a copy of Dangerous Dan, How to Mount Aconcagua, or a coupon for Hearts Racing, those can all be had as well. Thanks to all those who came... Read The Rest →

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