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Fiction Friday: The Boltcutter – the Service

The Boltcutter: the Service At least three of the watchers Deng attributed to Alor remained within sight of the safehouse. The “merchant” had closed up shop and how sat in front of his store, conversing with the two “mechanics.” He … Continue reading

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Friday Fiction: The Boltcutter – Intrigue

The Boltcutter: Intrigue They had turned onto an exceptionally wide track – Reno had stopped calling them roads – and Deng pointed along their route. “I’ve got a place right there, next to the construction . . .” Deng’s voice … Continue reading

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Fiction Friday: The Boltcutter – Alor

The Boltcutter: Alor The “Arrivals” area at that East African airport consisted of one small room. After each flight, bodies packed it. One of the four ceiling fans turned slowly, uncertainly, a fair wobble as it rotated. The other three showed … Continue reading

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Vision for Fiction

Listening to Slate’s Money podcast, Carl Richards was speaking about one page financial planning, which in itself sounded fascinating (seriously, it sounds like something imminently sensible as a first step) and he was talking about vision. Why are you investing? … Continue reading

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Africa Action Inspiration

I believe I’ve mentioned before that I’m writing more modern action than fantasy these days. I am betting it’s due to my viewing and playing habits. I’m still going through Strike Back, which is okay silly fun, but is really … Continue reading

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Populating Pandora

I have my team of six for my Pandora Excess fiction – still need a better name, but I keep using PE, so I haven’t put the energy into thinking up something better. Ah well, it’ll do as a working … Continue reading

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Excessive Fiction

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was working on some fiction inspired by the same computer game that is inspiring me to work on an RPG. The game is Borderlands (right now, Borderlands 2) and the RPG I’m … Continue reading

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Five Influences on my Writing Philosophy

Over at Kickstarter, as part of an update for my crowd-funding page for Farewell, Something Lovely (please support!), I listed five important influences on my writing philosophy. This is not about my writing style or discipline, just how I approach … Continue reading

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Blighted Earth – The Story

All this thinking about Blighted Earth has helped me refine my thinking on the story. I’ve always been a fan of the Searchers-style storyline, where a group is in search of a captured innocent, generally one that has an emotional … Continue reading

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Blighted Earth – Meet the Team

For Blighted Earth, the main characters are part of a military unit. The sergeant, whom I wrote about in my last post, has retired and accepts a contract or other agreement to return to the military. Four other members of … Continue reading

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