As we approach the release date of my epoch shatteringly wonderful novel, Dismantle the Sun, I will unfortunately be doing a good deal more shilling, frequently hooking it onto some barely connectable news peg, e.g. “Did you hear about that volcano eruption in the South Pacific? So many dead. Tragic. Speaking of hot, my new novel…”… Continue reading Morning Shill
The upcoming movie Step Up 4 tells the story of a group of teen dancers who…take a guess…stage a big dance number to save their neighborhood from the predations of a developer. Most bad movies are bad in the same way. Bad horror movies almost always need someone get killed by investigating a scary noise, preferably just… Continue reading Evil Developers Threaten Something Dancing Teens Love…zzzzzz
Once upon a time, during a real estate crisis not wholly dissimilar from our own, a couple that found itself unable to afford the house they’d just bought got together with their attorney and, over a bottle of wine, seized upon a way to spin their straw into gold: a hoax. That hoax begat a… Continue reading Quaint and Best Forgotten Volumes Part 2: Amityville II: The Possession
Read my review of Chris Nolan’s conclusion to the Dark Knight trilogy on Bellevue Patch. To any fanboys interested in taking of piece of me: I liked it, okay.
Another angry young man has shot up a crowd full of people, and, as the Onion so aptly puts it: Sadly, Nation Knows Exactly How Colorado Shooting’s Aftermath Will Play Out. Yes, we know there’ll be vigils, and gun control fights, and arguments over violence in movies, and at least one idiot will tell us that… Continue reading Shooting Thoughts
Over the weekend, Laila Lalami asked her twitter followers what their favorite historical novels were. My choice was the oddly structured and unforgettable Crossing the River by Caryl Philips. Share your own recommendation in comments.
Charles Stross posted about Scrivener, a word processing program that allows authors to organize their long projects in all sorts of useful ways to facilitate catching continuity errors and snip off loose plot threads. Considering how much time I’ve been spending lately removing such errors from Dismantle the Sun, I wish I’d known about this back… Continue reading Everything is Connected to Everything Else