Category: J.K.Rowling

Reading Harry Potter to the Kiddos; or, I Love J.K. Rowling

This Saturday, I’ll be joining a group of talented and beautiful actors at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Briargate Branch for an all-day reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In preparation for my parts (I’ll be reading Uncle Vernon, the Gringott goblins,… Continue Reading “Reading Harry Potter to the Kiddos; or, I Love J.K. Rowling”

The Hedgehog and Feast for Crows – Incomplete Series Troubles?

I am of the general belief that revisions can wait until the book is done. Finish the rough draft, take a break, come back and rework the story accordingly. My reasoning for this is pretty straightforward: you don’t know what you’ve got until you’ve… Continue Reading “The Hedgehog and Feast for Crows – Incomplete Series Troubles?”

Books We Love Blogfest: Saturday Pages

This is the first Blogfest I’ve ever participated in – thanks to Rebecca Kiel for putting it together. And in Honor of Valentine’s Day, this blogfest is all about books we love…therefore your Saturday Page assignment is to tell us what books you love… Continue Reading “Books We Love Blogfest: Saturday Pages”

Mentor of the Month: Justin Cronin: The Twelve, and worries on a lengthy series

The excitement continues for Justin Cronin fans. The Twelve is the next book in The Passage trilogy – and the release date is October 16, 2012!!! See the cover and up-to-date info at EW. I am as big a fan of never leaving a… Continue Reading “Mentor of the Month: Justin Cronin: The Twelve, and worries on a lengthy series”

More toys, I’m getting spoiled; or the Wand Chooses the Wizard

My birthday present from Shane arrived a couple days ago. It’s a set of really great pens. Three fountain pens, three roller ball, and three ball point. It’s like the evolution of pens all in one box! I tried out all of them, of… Continue Reading “More toys, I’m getting spoiled; or the Wand Chooses the Wizard”

Working on New Stuff: Weirdness

It’s weird to be working on something outside my comfort zone. Novels for adults=Fine. I can handle that. So far I’ve finished two first drafts. I could put in as many curse words, as much violence, as much sex as I wanted. But it’s… Continue Reading “Working on New Stuff: Weirdness”

Authors Who Have Humbled Me

Among writers there is a tendency to be like that old actor joke:Q: How many actors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?A: One. And seven more to stand around and say “I could have done that better.” (now insert ‘writer’ for ‘actor’)… Continue Reading “Authors Who Have Humbled Me”

How September Turned Out

Well, September’s over. I changed my goals halfway through: to just finishing as much of FJR as I could. I was shooting for something like 50 pages. I got about 30 in and another 11 on the round story chapter…so total for pages was… Continue Reading “How September Turned Out”

Things I Learned from Icon

First off, here is how the contest worked: There were 19 contestants who read either excerpts from book-length pieces or short stories. In as few words as possible they stated who they were, what they were writing and give a log line (what’s your… Continue Reading “Things I Learned from Icon”

Minesweeper Scores

Okay, I’ll never beat J.K. Rowling’s sales. But, by golly, I shall defeat her Minesweeper score. Her fastest score for the expert level, if I remember correctly from her website, is a 99. So far, my fastest time is 125. Only 26 seconds to… Continue Reading “Minesweeper Scores”

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