Musings on the Craft of Writing

►Spare Thoughts

Alternate -Me-

Hi, all.

Here’s the other half of me, where I write philosophy (and other clutter in my head).  I published my first philosophy book yesterday.  Please enjoy and comment.

https://quagmiresoftruth.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/and-the-truth-shall-make-you-flee/

E-version cover

Thanks,

Daniel

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►Not Quite Dead

Sorry for the long cricket-chorus. Life decided to rearrange itself under me. Things are still unsettled, but I’ve made progress nonetheless.: I’m ~80% done on draft one of my new novel. My first novel, After Life, has been re-reedited and gets republished within 2 weeks, even printed this time. Also, I’m finishing up work on a new website.

 

That’s all,

Daniel


►Guest Post by Graeme Brown, Fantasy Writer

graeme

While my own life is caught in the fecal-flinging whirlwind of having to move, I decided to host a few guest posts.  This is Graeme Brown, a Fantasy author (more…)


►Wine and Roses

Good 1st Drafts are like good 1st Dates: Brimming with excitement, blinding to imperfections.


►Happy Birthday, JRRT

Thanks for making medieval Fantasy a living genre, Tollers.  If there’s an afterlife, I hope you’re enjoying the Shire.

Young Tollers

 

~Daniel


►To the Purveyors of 50 Shades of Twilit Shit

Got this jolt from Blake today in a coffee house…

Degrade first the Arts if you’d Mankind Degrade.
Hire Idiots to Paint with cold light & hot shade:
Give high Price for the worst, leave the best in disgrace,
And with Labours of Ignorance fill every place.

-William Blake

(I’ve nothing to add.)

~Daniel


►PSA (for Krampus Day)

My gift to you for Krampus Day… Backup all the data that you care about keeping onto a cloud storage.

I’m an IT Pro for a University, and every couple of months we see a laptop-crytear-smeared student lamenting the loss (more…)