Scrapbook 2

Over the last few days I’ve been committing to paper a long chain of thought that, I hope, is going to serve as the basis of the biggest writing project I’ve ever undertaken.  I’m not plotting yet, just working on a setting that I hope to develop exhaustively before I embark on the actual story. I’ve never done anything like this before, and … Read More

Scrapbook 1

With each writing project I embark on, I find it useful to build a kind of digital scrapbook of images, videos and miscellaneous pieces that each reflect some  part of the story I’m trying to tell.  Most of the images are atmospheric, but some are photos of people who resemble the story’s characters, or of landscapes or places like those in which the narrative takes place. … Read More

The Starts of Things

I’m about to start work on something new.  Two somethings, in fact.  Three, in a way.  Maybe even five.  One of those projects is a single novel, and another is a trilogy of sorts. The third or fifth, depending on whether you count a trilogy as one project or three, is a little spree of short stories I’ve been looking forward to … Read More